Diversity of leisure-time sport activities in adolescence as a predictor of leisure-time physical activity in adulthood

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Medicinska fakulteten sv
dc.contributor.author Mäkelä, Sara
dc.contributor.author Aaltonen, Sari
dc.contributor.author Korhonen, Tellervo
dc.contributor.author Rose, Richard J.
dc.contributor.author Kaprio, Jaakko
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201701121019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/173596
dc.description.abstract Because sustained physical activity is important for a healthy life, this paper examined whether a greater diversity of sport activities during adolescence predicts higher levels of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in adulthood. From sport activity participation reported by 17-year-old twins, we formed five groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5+ different sport activities. At follow-up in their mid-thirties, twins were divided into four activity classes based on LTPA, including active commuting. Multinomial regression analyses, adjusted for several confounders, were conducted separately for male (N=1288) and female (N=1770) participants. Further, conditional logistic regression analysis included 23 twin pairs discordant for both diversity of sport activities in adolescence and LTPA in adulthood. The diversity of leisure-time sport activities in adolescence had a significant positive association with adulthood LTPA among females. Membership in the most active adult quartile, compared to the least active quartile, was predicted by participation in 2, 3, 4, and 5+ sport activities in adolescence with odds ratios: 1.52 (p=0.11), 1.86 (p=0.02), 1.29 (p=0.39), and 3.12 (p=5.4e-05), respectively. Within-pair analyses, limited by the small sample of twins discordant for both adolescent activities and adult outcomes (N=23), did not replicate the association. A greater diversity of leisure-time sport activities in adolescence predicts higher levels of LTPA in adulthood in females, but the causal nature of this association remains unresolved. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.subject youth en
dc.subject exercise en
dc.subject longitudinal en
dc.subject cohort study en
dc.subject twin study en
dc.subject behavioural epidemiology en
dc.title Diversity of leisure-time sport activities in adolescence as a predictor of leisure-time physical activity in adulthood en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.subject.discipline Public Health en
dc.subject.discipline Kansanterveystiede fi
dc.subject.discipline Folkhälsovetenskap sv
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201701121019

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