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The prevalence of sedentary behavior and physical activity in leisure time: A study of Scottish adolescents using ecological momentary assessment.
Prev Med. 2009 Feb; 48(2):151-5.PM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To report time and prevalence of leisure time sedentary and active behaviors in adolescents.

METHOD

Cross-sectional, stratified, random sample from schools in 14 districts in Scotland, 2002-03, using ecological momentary assessment (n=385 boys, 606 girls; mean age 14.1 years; range 12.6-16.7 years). This is a method of capturing current behavioral episodes. We used 15 min time intervals.

RESULTS

Television viewing occupied the most leisure time. The five most time consuming sedentary activities occupied 228 min per weekday and 396 min per weekend day for boys, and 244 min per weekday and 400 min per weekend day for girls, with TV occupying one-third to one-half of this time. In contrast, 62 min was occupied by active transport and sports/exercise per weekday and 91 min per weekend day for boys, with 55 min per weekday and 47 min per weekend day for girls. A minority watched more than 4 h of TV per day, with more at weekends. Other main sedentary behaviors for boys were homework, playing computer/video games, and motorised transport and, for girls, homework, motorised transport, and sitting and talking.

CONCLUSION

Scottish adolescents engage in a variety of sedentary and active behaviors. Research into sedentary behavior must assess multiple behaviors and not rely solely on TV viewing.

Authors+Show Affiliations

British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK. s.j.h.biddle@lboro.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19046984

Citation

Biddle, Stuart J H., et al. "The Prevalence of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity in Leisure Time: a Study of Scottish Adolescents Using Ecological Momentary Assessment." Preventive Medicine, vol. 48, no. 2, 2009, pp. 151-5.
Biddle SJ, Gorely T, Marshall SJ, et al. The prevalence of sedentary behavior and physical activity in leisure time: A study of Scottish adolescents using ecological momentary assessment. Prev Med. 2009;48(2):151-5.
Biddle, S. J., Gorely, T., Marshall, S. J., & Cameron, N. (2009). The prevalence of sedentary behavior and physical activity in leisure time: A study of Scottish adolescents using ecological momentary assessment. Preventive Medicine, 48(2), 151-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.10.025
Biddle SJ, et al. The Prevalence of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity in Leisure Time: a Study of Scottish Adolescents Using Ecological Momentary Assessment. Prev Med. 2009;48(2):151-5. PubMed PMID: 19046984.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The prevalence of sedentary behavior and physical activity in leisure time: A study of Scottish adolescents using ecological momentary assessment. AU - Biddle,Stuart J H, AU - Gorely,Trish, AU - Marshall,Simon J, AU - Cameron,Noel, Y1 - 2008/11/11/ PY - 2008/06/20/received PY - 2008/10/27/revised PY - 2008/10/31/accepted PY - 2008/12/3/pubmed PY - 2009/6/6/medline PY - 2008/12/3/entrez SP - 151 EP - 5 JF - Preventive medicine JO - Prev Med VL - 48 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To report time and prevalence of leisure time sedentary and active behaviors in adolescents. METHOD: Cross-sectional, stratified, random sample from schools in 14 districts in Scotland, 2002-03, using ecological momentary assessment (n=385 boys, 606 girls; mean age 14.1 years; range 12.6-16.7 years). This is a method of capturing current behavioral episodes. We used 15 min time intervals. RESULTS: Television viewing occupied the most leisure time. The five most time consuming sedentary activities occupied 228 min per weekday and 396 min per weekend day for boys, and 244 min per weekday and 400 min per weekend day for girls, with TV occupying one-third to one-half of this time. In contrast, 62 min was occupied by active transport and sports/exercise per weekday and 91 min per weekend day for boys, with 55 min per weekday and 47 min per weekend day for girls. A minority watched more than 4 h of TV per day, with more at weekends. Other main sedentary behaviors for boys were homework, playing computer/video games, and motorised transport and, for girls, homework, motorised transport, and sitting and talking. CONCLUSION: Scottish adolescents engage in a variety of sedentary and active behaviors. Research into sedentary behavior must assess multiple behaviors and not rely solely on TV viewing. SN - 1096-0260 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19046984/The_prevalence_of_sedentary_behavior_and_physical_activity_in_leisure_time:_A_study_of_Scottish_adolescents_using_ecological_momentary_assessment_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0091-7435(08)00576-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -