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Type: Journal article
Title: Factors associated with higher sitting time in general, chronic disease, and psychologically-distressed, adult populations: findings from the 45 & up study
Author: Plotnikoff, R.
Costigan, S.
Short, C.
Grunseit, A.
James, E.
Johnson, N.
Bauman, A.
D'Este, C.
Van Der Ploeg, H.
Rhodes, R.
Citation: PLoS One, 2015; 10(6):1-16
Publisher: Plos One
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1932-6203
Editor: Luoto, R.
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Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Sarah A. Costigan, Camille Short, Anne Grunseit, Erica James, Natalie Johnson, Adrian Bauman, Catherine D’Este, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Ryan E. Rhodes
Abstract: This study examined factors associated with higher sitting time in general, chronic disease, and psychologically-distressed, adult populations (aged ≥45 years). A series of logistic regression models examined potential socio-demographic and health factors associated with higher sitting (≥6hrs/day) in adults from the 45 and Up Study (n = 227,187), including four separate subsamples for analysis comprising those who had ever had heart disease (n = 26,599), cancer (n = 36,381), diabetes (n = 19,550) or psychological distress (n = 48,334). Odds of higher sitting were significantly (p<.01) associated with a number of factors across these groups, with an effect size of ORs≥1.5 observed for the high-income ≥$70,000AUD, employed full-time and severe physical limitations demographics. Identification of key factors associated with higher sitting time in this population-based sample will assist development of broad-based, public health and targeted strategies to reduce sitting-time. In particular, those categorized as being high-income earners, full-time workers, as well as those with severe physical limitations need to be of priority, as higher sitting appears to be substantial across these groups.
Keywords: Physical activity; cardiovascular diseases; diabetes mellitus; behavioral and social aspects of health; body mass index; employment; alcohol consumption; obesity
Rights: © 2015 Plotnikoff et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127689
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