Which population groups are most unaware of CVD risks associated with sitting time?

Duncan, Mitch J., Gilson, Nicholas and Vandelanotte, Corneel (2014) Which population groups are most unaware of CVD risks associated with sitting time?. Preventive Medicine, 65 103-108. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.05.009


Author Duncan, Mitch J.
Gilson, Nicholas
Vandelanotte, Corneel
Title Which population groups are most unaware of CVD risks associated with sitting time?
Journal name Preventive Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-7435
Publication date 2014-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.05.009
Volume 65
Start page 103
End page 108
Total pages 6
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Highlights
• Overall 23%–67% of adults were unaware of CVD risks associated with sitting behaviours.
• Younger adults in this study had the highest level of unawareness.
• Results indicate that awareness of CVD risks associated with sitting should be addressed in future interventions.

Objective Prolonged sitting is an emerging risk factor for poor health yet few studies have examined awareness of the risks associated with sitting behaviours. This study identifies the population subgroups with the highest levels of unawareness regarding the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks associated with sitting behaviours.

Method Adults (n = 1256) living in Queensland, Australia completed a telephone-based survey in 2011, analysis conducted in 2013. The survey assessed participant's socio-demographic characteristics, physical activity, sitting behaviours and awareness of CVD risks associated with three sitting behaviours: 1) sitting for prolonged periods, 2), sitting for prolonged periods whilst also engaging in regular physical activity, and 3) breaking up periods of prolonged sitting with short activity breaks. Population sub-groups with the highest levels of unawareness were identified based on socio-demographic and behavioural characteristics using signal detection analysis.

Results Unawareness ranged from 23.3% to 67.0%. Age was the most important variable in differentiating awareness levels; younger adults had higher levels of unawareness. Body mass index, physical activity, TV viewing, employment status and time spent at work also identified population sub-groups.

Conclusion Unawareness of CVD risk for prolonged sitting was moderately high overall. Younger adults had high levels of unawareness on all of the outcomes examined.
Keyword Sitting time
CVD
Risk awareness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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