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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 152868, 8 pages
Research Article

The Engagement in Physical Activity for Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Findings from a Community Health Assessment

1Health Policy & Management, Program on Health Workforce Analysis and Policy, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843-1266, USA
2Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences, Program on Healthy Aging, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843-1266, USA

Received 13 March 2013; Revised 30 June 2013; Accepted 7 August 2013

Academic Editor: Astrid E. Fletcher

Copyright © 2013 Wei-Chen Lee and Marcia G. Ory. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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