Is physical activity associated with low-risk health behaviours among 15-year-old adolescents in Finland?

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Show simple item record Vuori, Mika Kannas, Lasse Villberg, Jari Ojala, Kristiina Tynjälä, Jorma Välimaa, Raili 2012-04-12T05:32:24Z 2012-04-12T05:32:24Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation Vuori, M., Kannas, L., Villberg, J., Ojala, K., Tynjälä, J., & Välimaa, R. (2012). Is physical activity associated with low-risk health behaviours among 15-year-old adolescents in Finland?. <em>Scandinavian Journal of Public Health</em>, 40 (1), 61-68. <a href="">doi:10.1177/1403494811423429</a>
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dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_48379
dc.description.abstract Aims: To investigate the associations between physical activity and the pattern of risk health behaviour consisting of smoking, alcohol consumption, snuff (snus), cannabis and condom use among 15-year-old adolescents, taking their educational aspirations and family affluence into account. Methods: The data were collected in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Finland in 2006. Standardised questionnaires were issued at schools to a 15-year-old nationally representative sample, of which 84.5% (1710 pupils) participated. Logistic regression analysis was used to explore the associations between physical activity, pattern of risk health behaviour, family affluence and educational aspirations. Separate models for daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) were tested. Multi-level analysis was performed in order to control the nested characteristics of the data. Results: Boys were significantly more physically active, and used alcohol, cannabis and snuff more often than girls. Girls had used a condom in their last intercourse less often than boys. The educational aspirations for higher education had the strongest association with the low risk health behaviour, with the odds ratios in the MVPA model 3.30 (2.41–4.55) for the boys and 3.46 (2.56–4.67) for the girls. In the LTPA model, the corresponding odds ratios were 3.31 (2.40–4.56) for the boys and 3.52 (2.60–4.56) for the girls. Conclusions: Physical activity was not significantly associated with the low risk health behaviour, whereas educational aspirations for higher education showed the strongest association. The results support the earlier studies indicating a social gradient in health related behaviour already in adolescence.
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dc.publisher Sage
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
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dc.subject.other Adolescent en
dc.subject.other exercise en
dc.subject.other family affluence en
dc.subject.other health promotion en
dc.subject.other physical activity en
dc.subject.other risk factor en
dc.subject.other Nuoret fi
dc.subject.other fyysinen harjoittelu fi
dc.subject.other perheen koettu varallisuus fi
dc.subject.other terveyden edistäminen fi
dc.subject.other liikunta-aktiivisuus fi
dc.subject.other riskitekijä fi
dc.title Is physical activity associated with low-risk health behaviours among 15-year-old adolescents in Finland?
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201204051510
dc.subject.kota 314
dc.contributor.laitos Terveystieteiden laitos
dc.contributor.oppiaine terveyskasvatus fi
dc.identifier.volume 40
dc.identifier.issue 1
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 61-68
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1403494811423429 2012-04-05T03:30:06Z
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dc.description.reviewstatus peerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange 61-68
dc.relation.issn 1403-4948
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dc.relation.volume 40
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