Question What are the associations between daily step counts and step intensity with mortality among US adults?

Findings In this observational study that included 4840 participants, a greater number of steps per day was significantly associated with lower all-cause mortality (adjusted hazard ratio for 8000 steps/d vs 4000 steps/d, 0.49). There was no significant association between step intensity and all-cause mortality after adjusting for the total number of steps per day.

Meaning Greater numbers of steps per day were associated with lower risk of all-cause mortality.

Source: Association of Daily Step Count and Step Intensity With Mortality Among US Adults – JAMA Network