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Online ISSN 1827-1812
Virtuoso Júnior J. S. 1, Tribess S. 2, Perez V. R. 3
1 Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brasil
2 Universidade Federal do Piauí, Departamento de Educação Física, Universidade Federal do Piauí, Teresina, Piauí, Brasil
3 Facultad de Ciencias de Educación y del Deporte, Universidad de Vigo, Pontevedra, España
The study aimed to review the literature on the prevalence of sedentary behavior in elderly Spaniards. For this, it was conducted a search in electronic database (Medline), using the following descriptors: “exercise”, “physical activity”, “physical effort”, “sports”, “metabolism”, “lifestyle”, “older”, “Elderly”. The electronic search resulted in 693 original manuscripts, among those, after the analyzing process only nine met the inclusion criteria of the review. Regarding the design, only three studies were prospective, the others were cross-sectional. The analyzed studies were satisfactory in expressed the representative sample, but none of them portrayed the reliability of the measuring instruments of physical activity. Among the manuscripts four referred to national surveys, and the sedentary behaviors were assessed by five studies. There is a wide variation in the prevalence of inactivity among elderly Spaniards, and in general women are less physically active than men.