Associations Between Trajectories of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Television Viewing Time Across Adulthood : The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
Yang, X., Lounassalo, I., Kankaanpää, A., Hirvensalo, M., Rovio, S. P., Tolvanen, A., Biddle, S. J. H., Helajärvi, H., Palomäki, S. H., Salin, K., Hutri-Kähönen, N., Raitakari, O. T., & Tammelin, T. H. (2019). Associations Between Trajectories of Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Television Viewing Time Across Adulthood : The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16(12), 1078-1084. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0650
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Background: The purpose of this study was to examine trajectories of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and television-viewing (TV) time and their associations in adults over 10 years. Methods: The sample comprised 2934 participants (men, 46.0%) aged 24–39 years in 2001 and they were followed up for 10 years. LTPA and TV time were assessed using self-report questionnaires in 2001, 2007, and 2011. Longitudinal LTPA and TV-time trajectories and their interactions were analyzed with mixture modeling. Results: Three LTPA (persistently highly active, 15.8%; persistently moderately active, 60.8%; and persistently low active, 23.5%) and 4 TV time (consistently low, 38.6%; consistently moderate, 48.2%; consistently high, 11.7%; and consistently very high, 1.5%) trajectory classes were identified. Persistently highly active women had a lower probability of consistently high TV time than persistently low-active women (P = .02), whereas men who were persistently highly active had a higher probability of consistently moderate TV time and a lower probability of consistently low TV time than their persistently low-active counterparts (P = .03 and P = .01, respectively). Conclusions: Maintaining high LTPA levels were accompanied by less TV over time in women, but not in men. The associations were partially explained by education, body mass index, and smoking. ...
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Additional information about fundingThe authors thank Emeritus Professor Risto Telama for giving his input on the interpretation of the results and Pinja Pesonen and Harto Hakonen for assisting with the statistical analyses and figures. The Young Finns Study has been financially supported by the Academy of Finland (grants 273971, 134309 [Eye], 126925, 121584, 124282, 129378 [Salve], 117787 [Gendi], and 41071 [Skidi]), the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, the Special Federal Grants for University Hospitals, Kuopio, Tampere and Turku University Hospital Medical Funds, the Juho Vainio Foundation, the Paavo Nurmi Foundation, the Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation, the Orion-Farmos Research Foundation, the Sigrid Juselius Foundation, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, and the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation. ...
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