Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity during Leisure-Time and Commuting among Beneficiaries of Government Welfare Assistance in Poland.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618160
Title:
Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity during Leisure-Time and Commuting among Beneficiaries of Government Welfare Assistance in Poland.
Authors:
Kaleta, Dorota ( 0000-0001-8453-8235 ) ; Kalucka, Sylwia; Szatko, Franciszek; Makowiec-Dąbrowska, Teresa
Abstract:
Physical activity (PA) has well-documented health benefits helping to prevent development of non-communicable diseases. The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence and factors associated with physical inactivity during leisure-time (LTPA) and commuting (CPA) among adult social assistance beneficiaries in Piotrkowski district. The studied sample consisted of 1817 respondents. Over 73% of the study population did not meet the recommended levels of LTPA. Fifty two % of the respondents had none leisure-time physical activity and 21.5% exercised occasionally. Main reasons for not taking up LTPA included: high general physical activity (36.4%), lack of time (28.1%), no willingness to exercise (25.4%). Close to 82% of the surveyed population did not practice commuting physical activity (CPA). The men had higher risk for inactivity during LTPA compared to the women (OR = 1.35; 95% CI: 1.11-1.65; p ≤ 0.05). Higher odds of CPA inactivity were associated with unemployment, moderate and heavy drinking and having a number of health problems. The prevalence of physical inactivity among the social assistance recipients is much higher than it is in the general population. Promotion of an active lifestyle should take into consideration substantial differences between the general population and disadvantaged individuals and their various needs.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Citation:
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017, 14 (10)
Journal:
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue Date:
26-Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618160
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph14101126
PubMed ID:
28954440
Additional Links:
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/10/1126
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1660-4601
Sponsors:
The study has been funded as part of the Program PL-13 “Reducing Social Inequalities in Health” project supported by a grant from Norway through Norway Grants, and co-financed by the Polish state budget; “Your heart is your life” (grant number: PL13-27/032/13/NMF/2015/00/2802/678).
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dc.contributor.authorKaleta, Dorotaen
dc.contributor.authorKalucka, Sylwiaen
dc.contributor.authorSzatko, Franciszeken
dc.contributor.authorMakowiec-Dąbrowska, Teresaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T12:53:39Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-19T12:53:39Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-26-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Environ Res Public Health 2017, 14 (10)en
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601-
dc.identifier.pmid28954440-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph14101126-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618160-
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity (PA) has well-documented health benefits helping to prevent development of non-communicable diseases. The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence and factors associated with physical inactivity during leisure-time (LTPA) and commuting (CPA) among adult social assistance beneficiaries in Piotrkowski district. The studied sample consisted of 1817 respondents. Over 73% of the study population did not meet the recommended levels of LTPA. Fifty two % of the respondents had none leisure-time physical activity and 21.5% exercised occasionally. Main reasons for not taking up LTPA included: high general physical activity (36.4%), lack of time (28.1%), no willingness to exercise (25.4%). Close to 82% of the surveyed population did not practice commuting physical activity (CPA). The men had higher risk for inactivity during LTPA compared to the women (OR = 1.35; 95% CI: 1.11-1.65; p ≤ 0.05). Higher odds of CPA inactivity were associated with unemployment, moderate and heavy drinking and having a number of health problems. The prevalence of physical inactivity among the social assistance recipients is much higher than it is in the general population. Promotion of an active lifestyle should take into consideration substantial differences between the general population and disadvantaged individuals and their various needs.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study has been funded as part of the Program PL-13 “Reducing Social Inequalities in Health” project supported by a grant from Norway through Norway Grants, and co-financed by the Polish state budget; “Your heart is your life” (grant number: PL13-27/032/13/NMF/2015/00/2802/678).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.hasparthttp://ecnis.openrepository.com/ecnis/handle/10146/618161-
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/10/1126en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of environmental research and public healthen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectbicyclingen
dc.subjectdisadvantaged groupsen
dc.subjectLeisure Activitiesen
dc.subjectlow socio-economic status populationen
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectwalkingen
dc.titlePrevalence and Correlates of Physical Inactivity during Leisure-Time and Commuting among Beneficiaries of Government Welfare Assistance in Poland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen

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