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Individual and environmental correlates of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in adults from Curitiba, Brazil

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  • Priscila Bezerra Gonçalves


    (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná
    Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná)

  • Pedro Curi Hallal

    (Federal University of Pelotas)

  • Adriano Akira Ferreira Hino

    (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná
    Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná)

  • Rodrigo Siqueira Reis

    (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná
    Washington University in St. Louis)

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    Abstract Objectives This study assessed the association of individual and neighborhood environment characteristics and objectively measured physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (ST) in adults from Curitiba, Brazil. Methods A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted through face-to-face household interviews in 2010. The analytic sample included 305 adults aged 20–65 years recruited from 32 census tracts selected according to neighborhood walkability and socioeconomic status. Individual and environmental PA correlates were evaluated through standardized and valid self-reported measures, including the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale. Minutes per week of PA and ST were assessed through accelerometry. Multi-level regression models were used in the analyses. Results After adjusting for confounders the strongest individual and environmental correlates associated with ST was residential density (B = 0.14; p = 0.008), light-intensity PA was being a father/mother (B = 35.71; p = 0.025) and moderate-to-vigorous PA was sex (B = 0.91; p

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    Article provided by Springer & Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) in its journal International Journal of Public Health.

    Volume (Year): 62 (2017)
    Issue (Month): 7 (September)
    Pages: 831-840

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:62:y:2017:i:7:d:10.1007_s00038-017-0995-0
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-017-0995-0
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    1. Jamile Codogno & Bruna Turi & Han Kemper & Rômulo Fernandes & Diego Christofaro & Henrique Monteiro, 2015. "Physical inactivity of adults and 1-year health care expenditures in Brazil," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 60(3), pages 309-316, March.
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