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dc.contributor.authorStrain, Tessaen
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimons, Claireen
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Charlieen
dc.contributor.authorMutrie, Nanetteen
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Nicken
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-18T11:59:11Z
dc.date.available2018-06-18T11:59:11Z
dc.date.issued2016-06en
dc.identifier.issn2211-3355
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277153
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To investigate the age-related differences in the contributions of the domains of physical activity (PA) for men and women in Scotland who met the current PA guidelines or who were insufficiently active. METHODS: We analysed data from the 2013 Scottish Health Survey (4885 adults (≥ 16 years)). Average weekly minutes of moderate or vigorous PA (MVPA) and the relative contributions to total MVPA were calculated for the domains of: walking, cycling, domestic, leisure, occupational, outdoor, non-team sport, team sport, and exercise & fitness. We performed linear regression analyses to assess differences by 10-year age group, stratified by sex and activity status (1-149 or ≥ 150 min of MVPA per week). These were repeated excluding occupational activity due to concerns with its measurement. RESULTS: For the 64.3% of the sample that met the guidelines, occupational activity was the most prevalent domain accounting for 18-26% of all MVPA for those under 65 years. When excluded, there was no age-related decline in total MVPA (p > 0.05). For the 18.6% of the sample that reported 1-149 min of MVPA per week, domestic activity was the most prevalent domain. Across both sexes and activity statuses, exercise & fitness declined with age and walking was most prevalent in the oldest age group. CONCLUSION: The domains in which adults in Scotland undertake MVPA vary by age group. Policies designed to increase PA should take this into account. Our findings challenge current thinking on age-related changes in activity, with the exclusion of occupational activity mitigating any age-related decline in MVPA.
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Edinburgh College Research Award
dc.format.mediumElectronic-eCollectionen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleAge-related comparisons by sex in the domains of aerobic physical activity for adults in Scotland.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage97
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNamePreventive medicine reportsen
prism.startingPage90
prism.volume3en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.24443
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-12-25en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.12.013en
rioxxterms.versionVoR*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-06en
dc.contributor.orcidStrain, Tessa [0000-0002-7086-1047]
dc.contributor.orcidFoster, Charlie [0000-0002-5041-0601]
dc.contributor.orcidTownsend, Nick [0000-0001-9890-0901]
dc.identifier.eissn2211-3355
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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