Correlates of change in adults' television viewing time: a four-year follow-up study

Ding, Ding, Sugiyama, Takemi, Winkler, Elisabeth, Cerin, Ester, Wijndaele, Katrien and Owen, Neville (2012) Correlates of change in adults' television viewing time: a four-year follow-up study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44 7: 1287-1292. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31824ba87e

Author Ding, Ding
Sugiyama, Takemi
Winkler, Elisabeth
Cerin, Ester
Wijndaele, Katrien
Owen, Neville
Title Correlates of change in adults' television viewing time: a four-year follow-up study
Journal name Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0195-9131
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1249/MSS.0b013e31824ba87e
Volume 44
Issue 7
Start page 1287
End page 1292
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Correlates of Change in Adults’ Television
Viewing Time: A Four-Year Follow-up Study. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 44, No. 7, pp. 1287–1292, 2012. Purpose: Adults tend to
increase their television (TV) viewing time as they age, but little is known about attributes associated with change in TV viewing over time.
This study examined individual, social, and environmental correlates of change in TV viewing time for 4 yr. Methods: Adult participants
(n = 897) from a longitudinal epidemiological study in Adelaide, Australia, reported TV viewing time at baseline (2003–2004) and at follow- up
(2007–2008). Generalized linear modeling was used to examine correlates of change in TV viewing time. Results: The mean TV viewing
time increased from 112 to 116 min d-1 from baseline to follow-up. Adjusted for TV viewing time at baseline, having a tertiary education
was associated with a 13% lower TV time at follow-up (P = 0.007). Each additional hour of occupational and transport physical activity at
baseline was associated with a 2% and 7% lower TV viewing at follow-up (P = 0.031 and P = 0.023, respectively). For men, an additional
hour of domestic physical activity was associated with a 7% higher TV viewing time at follow-up (P = 0.006). A significant neighborhood
walkability x working status interaction (P = 0.035) indicated that, for those who were not working, living in a highly walkable neighborhood
was associated with a 23% lower TV viewing time at follow-up (P = 0.003). Conclusions: Adults with lower educational
attainment, adults with lower occupational and transport physical activity, men with higher domestic physical activity, and nonworking
adults living in lowly walkable neighborhoods were at higher risk of increase in TV viewing time. Interventions should target multiple
variables at the individual, social, and environmental levels to address age-related increases in TV viewing time.
Keyword Sedentary behavior
Physical activity
Longitudinal study
Ecological models
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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