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BMC Public Health

, 12:278

First Online: 21 May 2012Received: 12 October 2011Accepted: 10 April 2012DOI: 10.1186-1471-2458-12-278

Cite this article as: Liao, Y., Harada, K., Shibata, A. et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12: 278. doi:10.1186-1471-2458-12-278

Abstract

BackgroundIt is still not known whether overweight men have different patterns and socio-demographic correlates of self-reported physical activity PA compared with normal-weight men. Thus, this study examined the perceived PA patterns and associated socio-demographic factors among normal-weight and overweight Japanese men.

MethodsData were analyzed for 1,420 men aged 44.48.3years who responded to an Internet-based cross-sectional survey relating to socio-demographic variables, BMI status, and a short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Mann-Whitney, chi-square, and binary logistic regression analyses were employed.

ResultsNormal-weight men were significantly more likely to attain 150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous PA than overweight men 26.6% vs. 21.3%; p=0.035, whereas there were no significant proportional differences in total PA and walking between the two BMI subgroups. With PA, a significant interaction was observed between BMI status and household income p=0.004 for total PA; p=0.02 for walking. In the subgroup analyses, having a lower household income odds ratio, 0.63; 95% confidence interval, 0.41-0.96 was negatively associated with attaining 150 minutes of walking per week among normal-weight men. No significant associations between household income and attaining 150 minutes per week of total PA and walking were found among overweight men.

ConclusionsThe results revealed that patterns and socio-demographic correlates of self-reported PA in overweight men are different from those in normal-weight men. This finding suggests the necessity of developing specific strategies for PA intervention among overweight men. Socio-demographic correlates of PA may be more important for normal-weight than overweight men.

KeywordsPhysical activity patterns Socio-demographic factors Overweight BMI Japanese  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Yung Liao - Kazuhiro Harada - Ai Shibata - Kaori Ishii - Koichiro Oka - Yoshio Nakamura - Shigeru Inoue - Teruichi Shimomi

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