Sedentary Behaviors and Obesity in a Low-Income, Ethnic-Minority Population

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This article examines sedentary pastimes specifically in low-income, minority communities in the United States.

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Shuval, Kerem; Leonard, Tammy; Murdoch, James; O'Brien Caughy, Margaret; Kohl, Harold W. & Sugg Skinner, Celette January 2013.

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This article examines sedentary pastimes specifically in low-income, minority communities in the United States.

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Background:
Numerous studies have documented adverse health effects from prolonged sitting and TV viewing. These sedentary pastimes are linked to increased risk for obesity and other cardiometabolic risk factors. No studies, however, have examined these associations specifically in low-income, minority communities in the US.
Methods:
This cross-sectional, community-based study was conducted in South Dallas, TX. Multivariable ordered logistic regression models were used to examine the association between sedentary behaviors (self-report) and measures of objectively assessed obesity (BMI, waist circumference).
Results:
Among a low-income, ethnic-minority population, there were independent and significant associations between higher levels of sitting time, computer use, and transit time with elevated BMI (P < .05). Elevated waist circumference was also linked to increased sitting time, computer use, and transit time, yet without statistical significance.
Conclusions:
Increased time spent in passive-leisure activities is a risk marker for obesity in this population.

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  • Preventive Medicine, 2014. New York: Elsevier Science Ltd.

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Physical Activity and Health
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 134-138
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Shuval, Kerem; Leonard, Tammy; Murdoch, James; O'Brien Caughy, Margaret; Kohl, Harold W. & Sugg Skinner, Celette. Sedentary Behaviors and Obesity in a Low-Income, Ethnic-Minority Population, article, January 2013; Champaign, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc993954/: accessed April 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.