Am J Prev Med 2021 Nov;61(5):e215-e224
Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Chronic Disease Innovation Centre, Seven Oaks General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Section of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Electronic address:
Introduction: Interventions that increase physical activity behavior can reduce morbidity and prolong life, but long-term effects in large populations are unproven. This study investigates the association of medical fitness facility membership and frequency of attendance with all-cause mortality and rate of hospitalization.
Methods: A propensity weighted retrospective cohort study was conducted by linking individuals who attended medical fitness facilities in Winnipeg, Canada to provincial health administrative databases. Read More