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Title: Socio-demographic correlates of leisure time physical activity among Portuguese adults
Other Titles: Factores sociodemográficos de la actividad física en el tiempo de ocio de los adultos portugueses
Correlatos sociodemográficos da prática de atividade física de portugueses adultos nos momentos de lazer
Authors: Marques, A.
Martins, J.
Sarmento, H.
Ramos, M.
Diniz, J.
da Costa, F. C.
Keywords: Leisure Activities
Motor Activity
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Abstract: This study aimed to identify socio-demographic correlates of leisure time physical activity among Portuguese adults. Subjects aged 31-60 years (1,076 males, 1,383 females) were categorized into two groups according to recommended physical activities ranging from >= 10 or < 10 MET. hours. week-1. Leisure time physical activity data was self-reported, including activities, duration of each session and frequency. Chi-square and logistic regression analyses were applied to the results. Among men, having a high socioeconomic status (OR = 1.89; 95% CI: 1.30-2.76; p = 0.001) was associated with attaining the recommended level of physical activity. For women, middle education levels were associated with physical activity (OR = 1.36; 95% CI: 1.01-1.85). Moreover, middle socioeconomic status (OR = 1.45; 95% CI: 0.80-1.91; p = 0.009) was also positively associated with meeting physical activities recommendations in the unadjusted analysis. Men and women had different patterns of socio-demographic correlates. An intervention designed to improve the levels of physical activity among Portuguese adults may take these correlates into account.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00101614
ISSN: 0102-311X
Accession number: WOS:000356608800017
Appears in Collections:CIES-RI - Artigos em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

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