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Prevalence and correlates of achieving recommended physical activity levels among children living in rural South Asia—A multi-centre study

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Title
Prevalence and correlates of achieving recommended physical activity levels among children living in rural South Asia—A multi-centre study
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BMC Public Health, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3353-x
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Krithiga Shridhar, Christopher Millett, Anthony A. Laverty, Dewan Alam, Amit Dias, Joseph Williams, Preet K. Dhillon

Abstract

We report the prevalence of recommended physical activity levels (RPALs) and examine the correlates of achieving RPALs in rural South Asian children and analyse its association with anthropometric outcomes. This analysis on rural South Asian children aged 5-14 years (n = 564) is a part of the Chronic Disease Risk Factor study conducted at three sites in India (Chennai n = 146; Goa n = 218) and Bangladesh (Matlab; n = 200). Data on socio-demographic and lifestyle factors (physical activity (PA); diet) were collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaires, along with objective anthropometric measurements. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to examine whether RPALs (active travel to school (yes/no); leisure-time PA ≥ 1 h/day; sedentary-activity ≤ 2 h/day) were associated with socio-demographic factors, diet and other forms of PA. Multivariate linear regression models were used to investigate associations between RPALs and anthropometrics (BMI- and waist z-scores). The majority of children (71.8 %) belonged to households where a parent had at least a secondary education. Two-thirds (66.7 %) actively travelled to school; 74.6 % reported ≥1 h/day of leisure-time PA and 55.7 % had ≤2 h/day of sedentary-activity; 25.2 % of children reported RPALs in all three dimensions. Older (10-14 years, OR = 2.0; 95 % CI: 1.3, 3.0) and female (OR = 1.7; 95 % CI: 1.1, 2.5) children were more likely to travel actively to school. Leisure-time PA ≥ 1 h/day was more common among boys (OR = 2.5; 95 % CI: 1.5, 4.0), children in Matlab, Bangladesh (OR = 3.0; 95 % CI: 1.6, 5.5), and those with higher processed-food consumption (OR = 2.3; 95 % CI: 1.2, 4.1). Sedentary activity ≤ 2 h/day was associated with younger children (5-9 years, OR = 1.6; 95 % CI: 1.1, 2.4), children of Goa (OR = 3.5; 95 % CI: 2.1, 6.1) and Chennai (OR = 2.5; 95 % CI: 1.5, 4.3) and low household education (OR = 2.1; 95 % CI: 1.1, 4.1). In multivariate analyses, sedentary activity ≤ 2 h/day was associated with lower BMI-z-scores (β = -0.3; 95 % CI: -0.5, -0.08) and lower waist-z-scores (β = -1.1; 95 % CI: -2.2, -0.07). Only one quarter of children in these rural areas achieved RPAL in active travel, leisure and sedentary activity. Improved understanding of RPAL in rural South Asian children is important due to rapid socio-economic transition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 148 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Researcher 16 11%
Student > Postgraduate 12 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 22 15%
Unknown 43 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 26 17%
Sports and Recreations 14 9%
Social Sciences 12 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Other 16 11%
Unknown 51 34%

Attention Score in Context

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#8,257,703
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