Levels and correlates of exercise in a border mexican american population. Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: To examine personal and environmental correlates of exercise among Mexican Americans living in the Texas-Mexico border region. METHODS: The study was based on data from a community health assessment conducted in 2 counties at the Texas-Mexico border region. A random-digit-dialed community survey was used in this cross-sectional study (n=933). RESULTS: A majority of border Mexican Americans (52%) did not exercise at all. Gender, age, and self-rated health were statistically significant correlates to exercise. CONCLUSIONS: Understanding personal and environmental factors that influence physical activity and exercise in this minority population is critical for the development of culturally sensitive health interventions.

published proceedings

  • Am J Health Behav

author list (cited authors)

  • Mier, N., Ory, M. G., Zhan, D., Wang, S., & Burdine, J. N.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Mier, Nelda||Ory, Marcia G||Zhan, Dongling||Wang, Suojin||Burdine, James N

publication date

  • March 2007