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Occupational and non-occupational physical activity and the social determinants of physical activity : results from the Health Survey for England

Allender, Steven, Foster, Charles and Boxer, Anna 2008, Occupational and non-occupational physical activity and the social determinants of physical activity : results from the Health Survey for England, Journal of physical activity & health, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 104-116.

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Title Occupational and non-occupational physical activity and the social determinants of physical activity : results from the Health Survey for England
Author(s) Allender, Steven
Foster, Charles
Boxer, Anna
Journal name Journal of physical activity & health
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 104
End page 116
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2008-01
ISSN 1543-3080
1543-5474
Keyword(s) physical activity
socioeconomic status
occupational physical activity
life course
Summary Background: This article aims to examine the relative contribution of occupational activity to English adults’ meeting of government recommendations for physical activity (PA).

Methods: Data were extracted from a cross-sectional survey of householders in the UK via the Health Survey for England.1 In total, 14,018 adult participants were included in the analysis. Multivariate logistic regression was used to examine the odds of achieving PA recommendations with and without including occupational activity and to examine the contribution of gender and social and demographic characteristics.

Results: When occupational PA was included, 36% of men and 25% of women were active at the recommended level. Once occupational PA was removed, these proportions were 23% and 19%, respectively. These results were socially patterned, most notably by age and gender.

Conclusions: Occupational PA provides a substantial contribution to those meeting the government target for PA.
Notes Reproduced with kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Human Kinetics Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020454

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