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The influence of individual, social and physical environment factors on physical activity in the adult population in Andalusia, Spain.

Bolívar J, Daponte A, Rodríguez M, Sánchez JJ - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2010)

Bottom Line: A person's physical and social environment is considered as an influencing factor in terms of rates of engagement in physical activity.This study analyses the influence of socio-demographic, physical and social environmental factors on physical activity reported in the adult population in Andalusia.Physical activity is influenced by individuals' characteristics as well as by their social and physical environment, the most disadvantaged groups are less likely to engage in physical activity.

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Affiliation: Andalusian School of Public Health (Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública), Cuesta del Observatorio 4, 18080 Granada, Spain. julia.bolivar.easp@juntadeandalucia.es

ABSTRACT
A person's physical and social environment is considered as an influencing factor in terms of rates of engagement in physical activity. This study analyses the influence of socio-demographic, physical and social environmental factors on physical activity reported in the adult population in Andalusia. This is a cross-sectional study using data collected in the Andalusia Health Survey in 1999 and 2003. In addition to the influence of the individual's characteristics, if there are no green spaces in the neighbourhood it is less likely that men and women will take exercise (OR = 1.26; 95% CI = 1.13, 1.41). Likewise, a higher local illiteracy rate also has a negative influence on exercise habits in men (OR = 1.39; 95% CI = 1.21, 1.59) and in women (OR = 1.22; 95% CI = 1.07, 1.40). Physical activity is influenced by individuals' characteristics as well as by their social and physical environment, the most disadvantaged groups are less likely to engage in physical activity.

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Age-adjusted Prevalence of Physical Activity in relation to individual, physical and social environment.
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Mentions: Disparities are observed after age adjustment, and those who have not attended school, those who live in areas without green spaces and those who live in municipalities with high unemployment rates are at the greatest disadvantage. This is especially so in the case of women (Figure 1).


The influence of individual, social and physical environment factors on physical activity in the adult population in Andalusia, Spain.

Bolívar J, Daponte A, Rodríguez M, Sánchez JJ - Int J Environ Res Public Health (2010)

Age-adjusted Prevalence of Physical Activity in relation to individual, physical and social environment.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f1-ijerph-07-00060: Age-adjusted Prevalence of Physical Activity in relation to individual, physical and social environment.
Mentions: Disparities are observed after age adjustment, and those who have not attended school, those who live in areas without green spaces and those who live in municipalities with high unemployment rates are at the greatest disadvantage. This is especially so in the case of women (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: A person's physical and social environment is considered as an influencing factor in terms of rates of engagement in physical activity.This study analyses the influence of socio-demographic, physical and social environmental factors on physical activity reported in the adult population in Andalusia.Physical activity is influenced by individuals' characteristics as well as by their social and physical environment, the most disadvantaged groups are less likely to engage in physical activity.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Andalusian School of Public Health (Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública), Cuesta del Observatorio 4, 18080 Granada, Spain. julia.bolivar.easp@juntadeandalucia.es

ABSTRACT
A person's physical and social environment is considered as an influencing factor in terms of rates of engagement in physical activity. This study analyses the influence of socio-demographic, physical and social environmental factors on physical activity reported in the adult population in Andalusia. This is a cross-sectional study using data collected in the Andalusia Health Survey in 1999 and 2003. In addition to the influence of the individual's characteristics, if there are no green spaces in the neighbourhood it is less likely that men and women will take exercise (OR = 1.26; 95% CI = 1.13, 1.41). Likewise, a higher local illiteracy rate also has a negative influence on exercise habits in men (OR = 1.39; 95% CI = 1.21, 1.59) and in women (OR = 1.22; 95% CI = 1.07, 1.40). Physical activity is influenced by individuals' characteristics as well as by their social and physical environment, the most disadvantaged groups are less likely to engage in physical activity.

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