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dc.titleCorrelates of occupational, leisure and total sitting time in working adults: Results from the Singapore multi-ethnic cohort
dc.contributor.authorUijtdewilligen, L
dc.contributor.authorYin, J.D.-C
dc.contributor.authorvan der Ploeg, H.P
dc.contributor.authorMüller-Riemenschneider, F
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-09T10:32:52Z
dc.date.available2020-09-09T10:32:52Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationUijtdewilligen, L, Yin, J.D.-C, van der Ploeg, H.P, Müller-Riemenschneider, F (2017). Correlates of occupational, leisure and total sitting time in working adults: Results from the Singapore multi-ethnic cohort. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 14 (1) : 169. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0626-4
dc.identifier.issn1479-5868
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/175412
dc.description.abstractBackground: Evidence on the health risks of sitting is accumulating. However, research identifying factors influencing sitting time in adults is limited, especially in Asian populations. This study aimed to identify socio-demographic and lifestyle correlates of occupational, leisure and total sitting time in a sample of Singapore working adults. Methods: Data were collected between 2004 and 2010 from participants of the Singapore Multi Ethnic Cohort (MEC). Medical exclusion criteria for cohort participation were cancer, heart disease, stroke, renal failure and serious mental illness. Participants who were not working over the past 12 months and without data on sitting time were excluded from the analyses. Multivariable regression analyses were used to examine cross-sectional associations of self-reported age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, education, smoking, caloric intake and moderate-to-vigorous leisure time physical activity (LTPA) with self-reported occupational, leisure and total sitting time. Correlates were also studied separately for Chinese, Malays and Indians. Results: The final sample comprised 9384 participants (54.8% male): 50.5% were Chinese, 24.0% Malay, and 25.5% Indian. For the total sample, mean occupational sitting time was 2.71 h/day, mean leisure sitting time was 2.77 h/day and mean total sitting time was 5.48 h/day. Sitting time in all domains was highest among Chinese. Age, gender, education, and caloric intake were associated with higher occupational sitting time, while ethnicity, marital status and smoking were associated with lower occupational sitting time. Marital status, smoking, caloric intake and LTPA were associated with higher leisure sitting time, while age, gender and ethnicity were associated with lower leisure sitting time. Gender, marital status, education, caloric intake and LTPA were associated with higher total sitting time, while ethnicity was associated with lower total sitting time. Stratified analyses revealed different associations within sitting domains for Indians compared to Chinese and Malays. Conclusion: Our findings highlight the need to focus on separate domains of sitting (occupational, leisure or total) when identifying which factors determine this behavior, and that the content of intervention programs should be tailored to domain-specific sitting rather than to sitting in general. Finally, our study showed ethnic differences and therefore we recommend to culturally target interventions. © 2017 The Author(s).
dc.sourceUnpaywall 20200831
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectage
dc.subjectArticle
dc.subjectcaloric intake
dc.subjectcerebrovascular accident
dc.subjectChinese
dc.subjectcohort analysis
dc.subjectcorrelational study
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectethnicity
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjecthealth hazard
dc.subjectheart disease
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjecthuman experiment
dc.subjectIndian
dc.subjectkidney failure
dc.subjectleisure sitting time
dc.subjectMalay (people)
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmalignant neoplasm
dc.subjectmarriage
dc.subjectmental disease
dc.subjectmiddle aged
dc.subjectoccupational sitting time
dc.subjectphysical activity
dc.subjectself report
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectsitting
dc.subjectsmoking
dc.subjecttime
dc.subjecttotal sitting time
dc.subjectyoung adult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectAsian continental ancestry group
dc.subjectbody position
dc.subjectethnic group
dc.subjectexercise
dc.subjectleisure
dc.subjectMalaysia
dc.subjectrisk
dc.subjectsedentary lifestyle
dc.subjectsocioeconomics
dc.subjectwork
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAsian Continental Ancestry Group
dc.subjectCohort Studies
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectEthnic Groups
dc.subjectExercise
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLeisure Activities
dc.subjectMalaysia
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectPosture
dc.subjectRisk
dc.subjectSedentary Lifestyle
dc.subjectSelf Report
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factors
dc.subjectWork
dc.subjectYoung Adult
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSAW SWEE HOCK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.description.doi10.1186/s12966-017-0626-4
dc.description.sourcetitleInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
dc.description.volume14
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page169
dc.published.statePublished
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