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Time spent cycling, walking, running, standing and sedentary: a cross-sectional analysis of accelerometer-data from 1670 adults in the Copenhagen City Heart Study : Physical behaviours among 1670 Copenhageners

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@article{676094f2e4214f15ac1e884af87f7687,
title = "Time spent cycling, walking, running, standing and sedentary: a cross-sectional analysis of accelerometer-data from 1670 adults in the Copenhagen City Heart Study : Physical behaviours among 1670 Copenhageners",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Information about how much time adults spend cycling, walking and running can be used for planning and evaluating initiatives for active, healthy societies. The objectives of this study were to describe how much time adult Copenhageners cycle, walk, run, stand and spend sedentary using accelerometers, and to describe differences between population groups.METHODS: In the fifth examination of the Copenhagen City Heart Study, 2335 individuals gave consent to wear accelerometers (skin-attached; right thigh and iliac crest; 24 h/day, 7 consecutive days) of which 1670 fulfilled our inclusion criteria (≥16 h/day for ≥5 days; median wear time: 23.8 h/day). Daily time spent cycling, walking, running, standing and sedentary was derived from accelerometer-based data using the Acti4 software, and differences between sex, age groups, level of education and BMI were investigated using Kruskal-Wallis rank sum tests.RESULTS: Among those cycling (61%), the median cycling time was 8.3 min/day. The median time walking, running, standing and sedentary was 82.6, 0.1, 182.5 and 579.1 min/day, respectively. About 88% walked fast (i.e., ≥100 steps/min) ≥30 min/day. The shortest duration and lowest prevalence of cycling, walking and running were found among older individuals, those with a low level of education, and individuals being overweight or obese.CONCLUSIONS: We found a long duration and high prevalence of cycling and walking, but also that many adult Copenhageners spent much time sedentary. Population groups with low participation in physical activities such as cycling and walking should be targeted in future initiatives towards an active, healthy society.",
keywords = "Accelerometry, Adult, Aged, Bicycling/statistics & numerical data, Cross-Sectional Studies, Denmark, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Running/statistics & numerical data, Sedentary Behavior, Time Factors, Walking/statistics & numerical data, Young Adult",
author = "Johansson, {Melker Staffan} and Mette Korsh{\o}j and Peter Schnohr and Marott, {Jacob Louis} and Prescott, {Eva Irene Bossano} and Karen S{\o}gaard and Andreas Holtermann",
year = "2019",
month = oct,
day = "24",
doi = "10.1186/s12889-019-7679-z",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "1370",
journal = "BMC Public Health",
issn = "1471-2458",
publisher = "BioMed Central Ltd",
number = "1",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Time spent cycling, walking, running, standing and sedentary

T2 - a cross-sectional analysis of accelerometer-data from 1670 adults in the Copenhagen City Heart Study : Physical behaviours among 1670 Copenhageners

AU - Johansson, Melker Staffan

AU - Korshøj, Mette

AU - Schnohr, Peter

AU - Marott, Jacob Louis

AU - Prescott, Eva Irene Bossano

AU - Søgaard, Karen

AU - Holtermann, Andreas

PY - 2019/10/24

Y1 - 2019/10/24

N2 - BACKGROUND: Information about how much time adults spend cycling, walking and running can be used for planning and evaluating initiatives for active, healthy societies. The objectives of this study were to describe how much time adult Copenhageners cycle, walk, run, stand and spend sedentary using accelerometers, and to describe differences between population groups.METHODS: In the fifth examination of the Copenhagen City Heart Study, 2335 individuals gave consent to wear accelerometers (skin-attached; right thigh and iliac crest; 24 h/day, 7 consecutive days) of which 1670 fulfilled our inclusion criteria (≥16 h/day for ≥5 days; median wear time: 23.8 h/day). Daily time spent cycling, walking, running, standing and sedentary was derived from accelerometer-based data using the Acti4 software, and differences between sex, age groups, level of education and BMI were investigated using Kruskal-Wallis rank sum tests.RESULTS: Among those cycling (61%), the median cycling time was 8.3 min/day. The median time walking, running, standing and sedentary was 82.6, 0.1, 182.5 and 579.1 min/day, respectively. About 88% walked fast (i.e., ≥100 steps/min) ≥30 min/day. The shortest duration and lowest prevalence of cycling, walking and running were found among older individuals, those with a low level of education, and individuals being overweight or obese.CONCLUSIONS: We found a long duration and high prevalence of cycling and walking, but also that many adult Copenhageners spent much time sedentary. Population groups with low participation in physical activities such as cycling and walking should be targeted in future initiatives towards an active, healthy society.

AB - BACKGROUND: Information about how much time adults spend cycling, walking and running can be used for planning and evaluating initiatives for active, healthy societies. The objectives of this study were to describe how much time adult Copenhageners cycle, walk, run, stand and spend sedentary using accelerometers, and to describe differences between population groups.METHODS: In the fifth examination of the Copenhagen City Heart Study, 2335 individuals gave consent to wear accelerometers (skin-attached; right thigh and iliac crest; 24 h/day, 7 consecutive days) of which 1670 fulfilled our inclusion criteria (≥16 h/day for ≥5 days; median wear time: 23.8 h/day). Daily time spent cycling, walking, running, standing and sedentary was derived from accelerometer-based data using the Acti4 software, and differences between sex, age groups, level of education and BMI were investigated using Kruskal-Wallis rank sum tests.RESULTS: Among those cycling (61%), the median cycling time was 8.3 min/day. The median time walking, running, standing and sedentary was 82.6, 0.1, 182.5 and 579.1 min/day, respectively. About 88% walked fast (i.e., ≥100 steps/min) ≥30 min/day. The shortest duration and lowest prevalence of cycling, walking and running were found among older individuals, those with a low level of education, and individuals being overweight or obese.CONCLUSIONS: We found a long duration and high prevalence of cycling and walking, but also that many adult Copenhageners spent much time sedentary. Population groups with low participation in physical activities such as cycling and walking should be targeted in future initiatives towards an active, healthy society.

KW - Accelerometry

KW - Adult

KW - Aged

KW - Bicycling/statistics & numerical data

KW - Cross-Sectional Studies

KW - Denmark

KW - Female

KW - Humans

KW - Male

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Running/statistics & numerical data

KW - Sedentary Behavior

KW - Time Factors

KW - Walking/statistics & numerical data

KW - Young Adult

U2 - 10.1186/s12889-019-7679-z

DO - 10.1186/s12889-019-7679-z

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 31651272

VL - 19

SP - 1370

JO - BMC Public Health

JF - BMC Public Health

SN - 1471-2458

IS - 1

ER -

ID: 59427099