Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Differ According to Education Level in Young Adults

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Kantomaa , M T , Tikanmaki , M , Kankaanpaa , A , Vaarasmaki , M , Sipola-Leppanen , M , Ekelund , U , Hakonen , H , Jarvelin , M-R , Kajantie , E & Tammelin , T H 2016 , ' Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Differ According to Education Level in Young Adults ' PLoS One , vol. 11 , no. 7 , 0158902 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158902

Title: Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Differ According to Education Level in Young Adults
Author: Kantomaa, Marko T.; Tikanmaki, Marjaana; Kankaanpaa, Anna; Vaarasmaki, Marja; Sipola-Leppanen, Marika; Ekelund, Ulf; Hakonen, Harto; Jarvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Kajantie, Eero; Tammelin, Tuija H.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Children's Hospital
Date: 2016-07-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: PLoS One
ISSN: 1932-6203
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/165292
Abstract: This study examined the association of education level with objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in young adults. Data from the Finnish ESTER study (20092011) (n = 538) was used to examine the association between educational attainment and different subcomponents of physical activity and sedentary time measured using hip-worn accelerometers (ActiGraph GT1M) for seven consecutive days. Overall physical activity, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), light-intensity physical activity and sedentary time were calculated separately for weekdays and weekend days. A latent profile analysis was conducted to identify the different profiles of sedentary time and the subcomponents of physical activity. The educational differences in accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary time varied according to the subcomponents of physical activity, and between weekdays and weekend days. A high education level was associated with high MVPA during weekdays and weekend days in both sexes, high sedentary time during weekdays in both sexes, and a low amount of light-intensity physical activity during weekdays in males and during weekdays and weekend days in females. The results indicate different challenges related to unhealthy behaviours in young adults with low and high education: low education is associated with a lack of MVPA, whereas high education is associated with a lack of light-intensity physical activity and high sedentary time especially during weekdays.
Subject: SITTING TIME
SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES
ENERGY-EXPENDITURE
METABOLIC SYNDROME
AUSTRALIAN ADULTS
PUBLIC-HEALTH
VIEWING TIME
RISK-FACTORS
ASSOCIATIONS
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3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
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