Faculty Publications

Title

Time trends of physical inactivity in Brazilian adults from 2009 to 2017

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Epidemiology, Population surveillance, Sedentary behavior

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira

Volume

67

Issue

5

First Page

681

Last Page

689

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the changes in the prevalence of physical inactivity in the Brazilian adults from 2009-2017. METHODS: This study used a time-series research design based on the cross-sectional data of 462,498 Brazilian adults from 2009-2017. Participants were classified as physically inactive if they indicated not participating in physical activity in the last three months. The Prais-Winsten regression analyzed physical inactivity trends over time. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of physical inactivity was stable (p>0.05). Physical inactivity increased for women in four state capitals (annual growth rate: Goiânia 1.62%, Campo Grande 3.28%, Porto Velho 0.93%, and Vitória 2.09%) and decreased in one (annual growth rate: Rio Branco 4.50%). Physical inactivity decreased for men in four state capitals (annual growth rate: Campo Grande 4.72%, Natal 2.73%, São Luís 4.94%, and Rio Branco 2.95%). CONCLUSION: The physical inactivity among the Brazilian adults was stable between 2009 and 2017. Physical inactivity increased in women from Goiânia, Campo Grande, Porto Velho, and Vitória and decreased in women from Rio Branco and in men from Campo Grande, Natal, São Luís, and Rio Branco.

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Original Publication Date

1-1-2021

DOI of published version

10.1590/1806-9282.20201077

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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