Watching TV has a distinct sociodemographic and lifestyle profile compared with other sedentary behaviors: A nationwide population-based study
EntityUAM. Departamento de Educación Física, Deporte y Motricidad Humana; UAM. Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública y Microbiología; Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital Universitario de La Paz (IdiPAZ)
PublisherPublic Library of Science
10.1371/journal. pone.0188836PLoS ONE 12.12 (2017): e0188836
Funded byThis work was supported by grants from FIS 16/609 (State Secretary of R+D+I and FEDER/ FSE), DEP2013-47786-R (Secretary of R+D+I and FEDER/FSE), and Plan Nacional sobre Drogas 02/2014 (Ministry of Health)
ProjectGobierno de España. FIS 16/609; Gobierno de España. DEP2013-47786-R
Editor's Versionhttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0188836
SubjectsWatching TV; Adverse health; Sedentary pattern; Lifestyle profile; Medicina
Rights© 2017 Andrade-Gómez et al
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Watching TV has been consistently associated with higher risk of adverse health outcomes, but the effect of other sedentary behaviors (SB) is uncertain. Potential explanations are that watching TV is not a marker of a broader sedentary pattern and that each SB reflects different sociodemographic and health characteristics. Data were taken form a survey on 10,199 individuals, representative of the Spanish population aged 18 years. SB and other health behaviors were ascertained using validated questionnaires. Watching TV was the predominant SB (45.4% of the total sitting time), followed by sitting at the computer (22.7%). TV watching time showed no correlation with total time on other SB (r: -0.02, p = 0.07). By contrast, time spent at the computer was directly correlated with time spent on commuting (r: 0.07, p < 0.01), listening to music (r: 0.10, p < 0.01) and reading (r: 0.08, p < 0.01). TV watching time was greater in those with older age, lower education, unhealthier lifestyle, and with diabetes or osteomuscular disease. More time spent at the computer or in commuting was linked to younger age, male gender, higher education and having a sedentary job. In conclusion, watching TV is not correlated with other SB and shows a distinct demographic and lifestyle profile
Google Scholar:Andrade-Gómez, Elena - García-Esquinas, Esther - Ortolá, Rosario - Martínez-Gómez, David - Rodríguez-Artalejo, Fernando
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