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Reduction in pedometer-determined physical activity in the adult Danish population from 2007-2012

Författare och institution:
Jeppe Matthiessen (-); Elisabeth Wreford Andersen (-); Anders Raustorp (Institutionen för kost- och idrottsvetenskap); Vibeke Kildegaard Knudsen (-); Mette Rosenlund Sörensen (-)
Publicerad i:
Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 43 ( 5 ) s. 525-533
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Aims: To examine the development in pedometer-determined physical activity from 2007-2008 to 2011-2012 in the adult Danish population. Methods: The study population comprised two random samples of 18-75-year-old individuals who took part in cross-sectional studies in 2007-2008 (n=224) and 2011-2012 (n=1515). Pedometer data (sealed Yamax SW 200) were obtained for seven consecutive days. Data for 1624 participants (48.2% men) were included in the analysis. An overall step-defined activity level was examined based on a graduated step index (sedentary, low active, somewhat active, active, highly active). The pedometer-determined outcomes were analysed using regression models. Results: A borderline significant decline (p=0.077) from 8788 to 8341 steps/day (-446 (95% confidence intervals -50, 943)) was found between 2007-2008 and 2011-2012. Furthermore, a 23.7% (95% confidence intervals -41.7%, -0.1%) lower overall step-defined activity level was observed in 2011-2012 compared to 2007-2008. These changes were primarily due to a reduced level of activity among women. The proportion of individuals taking 10,000 steps/day decreased non-significantly from 34.8% to 29.3%, whereas the proportion taking <5000 steps/day did not differ between survey periods. Conclusions: This nationally representative survey suggests an overall reduction in the physical activity level among Danish adults. The reduction was due to a shift in the population distribution from higher to lower levels of activity. If this shift is true, it is worrying from a public health perspective. Our study result needs, however, to be confirmed by other population studies.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Annan medicin och hälsovetenskap
Steps, pedometry,trends, Scandinavia, surveillance
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2015-03-30 17:42
Posten ändrad:
2015-10-27 13:27

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