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Social capital, desire to increase physical activity and leisure-time physical activity: A population-based study.

Lindström, Martin LU (2011) In Public Health 125(7). p.442-447
Abstract
OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the associations between social capital (trust) and leisure-time physical activity.



STUDY DESIGN:

The 2004 Public Health Survey in Skåne is a cross-sectional study.



METHODS:

In total, 27,757 individuals aged 18-80 years answered a postal questionnaire (59% participation). Logistic regression models were used to investigate the associations between trust, desire to increase physical activity and leisure-time physical activity.



RESULTS:

The prevalence of low leisure-time physical activity was 15.3% among men and 13.2% among women. Middle-aged men and older women, respondents born abroad, those with medium/low education,... (More)
OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the associations between social capital (trust) and leisure-time physical activity.



STUDY DESIGN:

The 2004 Public Health Survey in Skåne is a cross-sectional study.



METHODS:

In total, 27,757 individuals aged 18-80 years answered a postal questionnaire (59% participation). Logistic regression models were used to investigate the associations between trust, desire to increase physical activity and leisure-time physical activity.



RESULTS:

The prevalence of low leisure-time physical activity was 15.3% among men and 13.2% among women. Middle-aged men and older women, respondents born abroad, those with medium/low education, those with the desire to increase physical activity but needing support, and those reporting low trust had significantly higher odds ratios of low leisure-time physical activity than their respective reference groups. The associations between low trust and desire to increase physical activity and between low trust and low leisure-time physical activity remained in the multiple models.



CONCLUSIONS:

The positive association between low trust and low leisure-time physical activity remained after multiple adjustments. There is a concentration of men and women with low leisure-time physical activity who report the desire to increase their physical activity but think that they need support to do so. This group also has a significantly higher prevalence of low trust. (Less)
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10.1016/j.puhe.2011.01.015
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVES:<br/><br>
To investigate the associations between social capital (trust) and leisure-time physical activity.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
STUDY DESIGN:<br/><br>
The 2004 Public Health Survey in Skåne is a cross-sectional study.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
METHODS:<br/><br>
In total, 27,757 individuals aged 18-80 years answered a postal questionnaire (59% participation). Logistic regression models were used to investigate the associations between trust, desire to increase physical activity and leisure-time physical activity.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
RESULTS:<br/><br>
The prevalence of low leisure-time physical activity was 15.3% among men and 13.2% among women. Middle-aged men and older women, respondents born abroad, those with medium/low education, those with the desire to increase physical activity but needing support, and those reporting low trust had significantly higher odds ratios of low leisure-time physical activity than their respective reference groups. The associations between low trust and desire to increase physical activity and between low trust and low leisure-time physical activity remained in the multiple models.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
CONCLUSIONS:<br/><br>
The positive association between low trust and low leisure-time physical activity remained after multiple adjustments. There is a concentration of men and women with low leisure-time physical activity who report the desire to increase their physical activity but think that they need support to do so. This group also has a significantly higher prevalence of low trust.},
  author       = {Lindström, Martin},
  issn         = {1476-5616},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {442--447},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Public Health},
  title        = {Social capital, desire to increase physical activity and leisure-time physical activity: A population-based study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2011.01.015},
  volume       = {125},
  year         = {2011},
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