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Table 4 Summary of themes for the trends of sport participation for community dwelling older adults

From: Sport and ageing: a systematic review of the determinants and trends of participation in sport for older adults

Theme Sub-theme Study
Effect of historical sport participation on trends Continuity theory 57,59
Engagement in sport 55,56,57
Sport participation across the lifespan Sport participation decreases with age 52,53,54
Sport participation does not always decrease with age 52,58
Demographic impacts on sport trends Policy/programming 54,56
Education 58
Health 58
Gender 56
Type of sport 55