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Prevalence of Total Physical Activity, Muscle-Strengthening Activities, and Excessive TV Viewing among Older Adults; and Their Association with Sociodemographic Factors.

Abstract

The study aimed to describe the prevalence of meeting moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA), muscle-strengthening (MS) activities, and television (TV) viewing guidelines, and their association with sociodemographic factors. Data from older adults aged 65 or above were sampled by age and sex to the population aged 65+ years for each area in Taiwan and collected through telephone interviews. The prevalence of meeting MVPA and MS activities, MVPA and MS activities guidelines, and excessive TV viewing were calculated. We also investigated their associations with sociodemographic variables using logistic regression analyses. A total of 1068 older adults (response rate: 32.5%) participated in the present study. 79.4% met the MVPA guidelines (150 min weekly), 25.3% met the MS guidelines (twice a week), 22.4% met both MVPA and MS guidelines, and 53.1% engaged in excessive TV viewing (more than or equal to two hours per day). Overall, in old age, low educational level was associated with lower odds of meeting MVPA and MS activities, and both the MVPA and MS activity guidelines; while living alone and having no full-time job had higher odds of excessive TV viewing. A large number of older adults do not meet the MS recommendations, but are engaged in excessive TV viewing. Our findings may be important for public health interventions to promote MS and avoid excessive TV viewing, especially for at-risk subgroups.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Health Behaviors and Community Sciences, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei 100, Taiwan. chienyulin@ntu.edu.tw.Health Behaviors & Disease Prevention Research Group, Institute of Convergence Bio-Health, Dong-A University, Busan 49201, Korea. jpark@dau.ac.kr.Department of Physical Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan. boxeo@ntnu.edu.tw.Family Medicine Division, Taipei City Hospital Zhongxing Branch, Taipei 103, Taiwan. das48@tpech.gov.tw. Center of R/D in Community Based Palliative Care, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei 103, Taiwan. das48@tpech.gov.tw.Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan. liaoyung@ntnu.edu.tw.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30413089

Citation

Lin, Chien-Yu, et al. "Prevalence of Total Physical Activity, Muscle-Strengthening Activities, and Excessive TV Viewing Among Older Adults; and Their Association With Sociodemographic Factors." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 15, no. 11, 2018.
Lin CY, Park JH, Hsueh MC, et al. Prevalence of Total Physical Activity, Muscle-Strengthening Activities, and Excessive TV Viewing among Older Adults; and Their Association with Sociodemographic Factors. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15(11).
Lin, C. Y., Park, J. H., Hsueh, M. C., Sun, W. J., & Liao, Y. (2018). Prevalence of Total Physical Activity, Muscle-Strengthening Activities, and Excessive TV Viewing among Older Adults; and Their Association with Sociodemographic Factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(11), doi:10.3390/ijerph15112499.
Lin CY, et al. Prevalence of Total Physical Activity, Muscle-Strengthening Activities, and Excessive TV Viewing Among Older Adults; and Their Association With Sociodemographic Factors. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 11 8;15(11) PubMed PMID: 30413089.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of Total Physical Activity, Muscle-Strengthening Activities, and Excessive TV Viewing among Older Adults; and Their Association with Sociodemographic Factors. AU - Lin,Chien-Yu, AU - Park,Jong-Hwan, AU - Hsueh,Ming-Chun, AU - Sun,Wen-Jung, AU - Liao,Yung, Y1 - 2018/11/08/ PY - 2018/09/17/received PY - 2018/11/06/revised PY - 2018/11/07/accepted PY - 2018/11/11/entrez PY - 2018/11/11/pubmed PY - 2019/2/28/medline KW - behavioral epidemiology KW - guidelines KW - physical activity KW - sedentary behavior JF - International journal of environmental research and public health JO - Int J Environ Res Public Health VL - 15 IS - 11 N2 - The study aimed to describe the prevalence of meeting moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA), muscle-strengthening (MS) activities, and television (TV) viewing guidelines, and their association with sociodemographic factors. Data from older adults aged 65 or above were sampled by age and sex to the population aged 65+ years for each area in Taiwan and collected through telephone interviews. The prevalence of meeting MVPA and MS activities, MVPA and MS activities guidelines, and excessive TV viewing were calculated. We also investigated their associations with sociodemographic variables using logistic regression analyses. A total of 1068 older adults (response rate: 32.5%) participated in the present study. 79.4% met the MVPA guidelines (150 min weekly), 25.3% met the MS guidelines (twice a week), 22.4% met both MVPA and MS guidelines, and 53.1% engaged in excessive TV viewing (more than or equal to two hours per day). Overall, in old age, low educational level was associated with lower odds of meeting MVPA and MS activities, and both the MVPA and MS activity guidelines; while living alone and having no full-time job had higher odds of excessive TV viewing. A large number of older adults do not meet the MS recommendations, but are engaged in excessive TV viewing. Our findings may be important for public health interventions to promote MS and avoid excessive TV viewing, especially for at-risk subgroups. SN - 1660-4601 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30413089/Prevalence_of_Total_Physical_Activity_Muscle_Strengthening_Activities_and_Excessive_TV_Viewing_among_Older_Adults L2 - http://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=ijerph15112499 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -