Physical activity, sedentary behavior and depression among disadvantaged women

Teychenne, Megan, Ball, Kylie and Salmon, Jo 2010, Physical activity, sedentary behavior and depression among disadvantaged women, Health education research, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 632-644, doi: 10.1093/her/cyq008.

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Title Physical activity, sedentary behavior and depression among disadvantaged women
Author(s) Teychenne, MeganORCID iD for Teychenne, Megan
Ball, KylieORCID iD for Ball, Kylie
Salmon, JoORCID iD for Salmon, Jo
Journal name Health education research
Volume number 25
Issue number 4
Start page 632
End page 644
Total pages 13
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Cary, N. C.
Publication date 2010-08
ISSN 0268-1153
Summary This study investigated associations between components of physical activity (PA; e.g. domain and social context) and sedentary behaviors (SBs) and risk of depression in women from disadvantaged neighborhoods. A total of 3645 women, aged 18–45 years, from disadvantaged neighborhoods, self-reported their PA, SB and depressive symptoms. Crude and adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated for each component of PA, SB and risk of depression using logistic regression analyses, adjusting for clustering by women's neighborhood of residence. Being in a higher tertile of leisure-time PA and transport-related PA was associated with lower risk of depression. No associations were apparent for domestic or work-related PA. Women who undertook a small proportion of their leisure-time PA with someone were less likely to be at risk of depression than those who undertook all leisure-time PA on their own. Women reporting greater time sitting at the computer, screen time and overall sitting time had higher odds of risk of depression compared with those reporting low levels. The domain and social context of PA may be important components in reducing the risk of depression. Reducing time spent in SB may be a key strategy in the promotion of better mental health in women from disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/her/cyq008
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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