Watching TV has a distinct sociodemographic and lifestyle profile compared with other sedentary behaviors: A nationwide population-based study

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dc.contributor.author Andrade-Gómez, Elena
dc.contributor.author García-Esquinas, Esther
dc.contributor.author Ortolá, Rosario
dc.contributor.author Martínez-Gómez, David
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez-Artalejo, Fernando
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Educación Física, Deporte y Motricidad Humana es_ES
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública y Microbiología es_ES
dc.contributor.other Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital Universitario de La Paz (IdiPAZ) es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-28T15:42:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-28T15:42:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-01
dc.identifier.citation PLoS ONE 12.12 (2017): e0188836 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/681335
dc.description.abstract 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 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This 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) en_US
dc.format.extent 12 pag. es_ES
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartof PLos ONE en_US
dc.rights © 2017 Andrade-Gómez et al es_ES
dc.subject.other Watching TV en_US
dc.subject.other Adverse health en_US
dc.subject.other Sedentary pattern en_US
dc.subject.other Lifestyle profile en_US
dc.title Watching TV has a distinct sociodemographic and lifestyle profile compared with other sedentary behaviors: A nationwide population-based study en_US
dc.type article en
dc.subject.eciencia Medicina es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0188836 es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal. pone.0188836 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage e0188836-1 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissue 12 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage e0188836-12 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 12 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FIS 16/609 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. DEP2013-47786-R es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.rights.cc Reconocimiento es_ES
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