Title

Physical activity participation among adult Nevadans with self-reported asthma.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2011

Publication Title

Journal of Asthma

Volume

48

Issue

5

First page number:

517

Last page number:

522

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study looked at physical activity patterns among adults (≥ 18 years old) with self-reported asthma living in Nevada and investigated how physical inactivity is associated with asthma prevalence.

METHODS:

We examined data from the 2009 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Different physical activity measures among individuals were compared by asthma status.

RESULTS:

Among 3840 respondents, 13.9% and 9.0% of them self-reported lifetime and current asthma, respectively. Significantly higher proportions of people with lifetime (12.9%) and current (17.7%) asthma did not engage in regular physical activity or exercise than those without lifetime (7.0%) and current (6.8%) asthma (p < .01). Over 30% of the respondents with asthma had no leisure-time physical activity compared with about 23% of those without asthma (p < .05). Moreover, these findings were statistically significant after adjusting for body mass index as well as other common sociodemographic variables. It was also found that asthmatic people spent significantly less time on moderate and vigorous physical activity than their nonasthmatic counterparts (223 minutes/week vs. 283 minutes/week for moderate physical activity; 214 minutes/week vs. 281 minutes/week for vigorous physical activity; p < .001). More than half of the respondents with asthma and close to half of those without asthma did not meet the current physical activity recommendation.

CONCLUSION:

A majority of adults with self-reported asthma living in Nevada are physically inactive. It appears that physical inactivity is associated with an increased prevalence of asthma.

Keywords

Adolescent; Adult; Age Distribution; Age distribution (Demography); Aged; Anthropometry; Asthma; Asthma—Diagnosis; Asthma/Diagnosis; Asthma/Epidemiology; Attitude To Health; Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Body mass index; Confidence intervals; Cross-Sectional Studies; Databases; Factual; Health attitudes; Exercise; Exercise/Physiology; Exercise--Physiological aspects; Female; Humans; Life Style; Lifestyles; Male; Men; Middle Aged; Moderate Physical Activity; Motor Activity/Physiology; Nevada/Epidemiology; Obesity; Odds Ratio; Older people; Physical Activity Recommendation; Prevalence; Prognosis; Questionnaires; Risk assessment; Sedentary behavior; Sedentary people; Self Report; Severity Of Illness Index; Sex Distribution; Sex distribution (Demography); Teenagers; Vigorous Physical Activity; Women; Young Adult

Disciplines

Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community-Based Research | Exercise Physiology | Exercise Science | Psychology

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2011.567426

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