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Age and Sex-Related Associations Between Marital Status, Physical Activity and TV Time

Version 1 : Received: 11 November 2021 / Approved: 15 November 2021 / Online: 15 November 2021 (13:44:23 CET)

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Cavazzotto, T.G.; de Lima Stavinski, N.G.; Queiroga, M.R.; da Silva, M.P.; Cyrino, E.S.; Serassuelo Junior, H.; Vieira, E.R. Age and Sex-Related Associations between Marital Status, Physical Activity and TV Time. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 502. Cavazzotto, T.G.; de Lima Stavinski, N.G.; Queiroga, M.R.; da Silva, M.P.; Cyrino, E.S.; Serassuelo Junior, H.; Vieira, E.R. Age and Sex-Related Associations between Marital Status, Physical Activity and TV Time. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 502.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 502
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19010502

Abstract

Abstract: The aim of the present study was to identify the age and sex-related associations between marital status with PA and TV time. We used data from Vigitel, an annual telephone survey started in 2006 in Brazil. We applied a complex sample logistic regression model to estimate the odds for PA and TV time comparing marital statuses according to age and sex subgroups, independent of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, self-assessed poor health, and smoking. Our sample included 561,837 individuals with a TV time > 3 h/day (prevalence = 25.2%) and PA > 150 min/week (prevalence = 35%). Compared to single individuals, married men and women were less likely to watch TV more than 3 h/day in participants > 30 years old. When compared to single, married participants were less likely to do more than 150 min of PA/week at younger age groups. Married women older than 40 years were more likely to do more than 150 min of PA/week than the single ones, while there were no differences among married men by age group. In conclusion, married individuals are less likely to spend more than 3 hours a day watching TV than single individuals. Single men and women were more likely to do more than 150 min of PA/week at younger age groups and married women older than 40 years were more likely to do 150 min of PA/week than single women.

Keywords

exercise; marriage; sedentary behavior; gender; age groups; behavioral risk factors surveillance system

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Sport Sciences & Therapy

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