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The Relations Between Driving Behaviour, Physical Activity and Weight Status Among Canadian Adults.
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PMID:  21934155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the relative contributions of physical activity (PA) and driving behaviour on weight status is limited. This study examined the associations between driving and PA behaviour and weight status among Canadian adults. METHODS: A random cross-section of Calgarian adults (n=1026) completed a telephone-interview and a self-administered questionnaire. Weekly physical activity time, daily driving time, BMI, motor vehicle access, and demographic characteristics were captured. Logistic regression was used to estimate associations between driving minutes (0-209; 219-419; 420-839; 840-1679, and; ≥ 1680 min/week), motor vehicle access, sufficient PA (210 min/week of moderate-intensity or 90 min/week of vigorous-intensity) and the likelihood of being: 1) overweight/obese vs. healthy weight, and; 2) obese only vs. healthy/overweight. RESULTS: Compared with driving ≤209 min/week, driving 840-1679 min/week significantly (p<0.05) increased the likelihood of being overweight/obese (OR 2.08). Insufficient PA was positively associated with being overweight/obese (OR 1.43). Each hour/week of driving was associated with a 1.6% reduction in the odds of achieving sufficient PA. A three-fold increase (OR 3.73) in the likelihood of overweight was found among insufficiently active individuals who drove 210-419 min/week compared with sufficiently active individuals who drove ≤209 min/week. CONCLUSION: Interventions that decrease driving time and increase PA participation may be important for reducing weight among Canadian adults.
Kenda C Swanson; Gavin R McCormack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-5474     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Population Health Intervention Research Centre, University of Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, Canada.
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