Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Stepping volume and intensity patterns in a multi-ethnic urban Asian population||Authors:||Sumner J.
Van Dam R.M.
Asian continental ancestry group
statistics and numerical data
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
|Issue Date:||2018||Citation:||Sumner J., Uijtdewilligen L., Chu A.H., Ng S.H., Barreira T.V., Sloan R.A., Van Dam R.M., Müller-Riemenschneider F. (2018). Stepping volume and intensity patterns in a multi-ethnic urban Asian population. BMC Public Health 18 (1) : 539. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5457-y||Abstract:||Background: Accelerometer measured physical activity (PA) studies particularly in non-western populations are lacking. Therefore, this study investigated stepping activity in a multi-ethnic urban Asian population. Methods: Adult participants from the Singapore Health Study 2 consented to accelerometer activity monitoring for 7-consecutive days. Mean daily step count, peak stepping intensity (i.e. cadence) over 1-min, 30-min and 60-min and time spent in each cadence band: 0 (non-movement), 1-19, 20-39, 40-59, 60-79, 80-99 and ? 100 steps/minute (moderate to vigorous PA) were calculated. Results: A total of 713 participants (42% male, mean age 47.8 years) were included. Overall, the mean daily step count was 7549. Mean daily step count was significantly lower in Indians (7083 adjusted p = 0.02) but not Malays 7140 (adjusted p = 0.052) compared to Chinese (7745 steps). The proportion of Malays, Indians, and Chinese achieving < 5000 daily steps was 26%, 23% and 14%, respectively (p < 0.01). Regardless of ethnicity, approximately half of the recorded time was spent undertaking 0-steps/minute (7.9 h). Conclusions: Greater promotion of brisk walking is required in light of the low step volume and pace observed in this multi-ethnic Asian population. Ethnic differences in stepping activity were also identified which indicates a need for targeted ethnic specific health promotion interventions. © 2018 The Author(s).||Source Title:||BMC Public Health||URI:||https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/175389||ISSN:||1471-2458||DOI:||10.1186/s12889-018-5457-y|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
|10_1186_s12889-018-5457-y.pdf||770.31 kB||Adobe PDF|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.