Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Frequency, distribution and time trends of types of leisure-time physical activity in Brazil, 2006-2012

Full text
de Sa, Thiago Herick [1] ; Totaro Garcia, Leandro Martin [1] ; Claro, Rafael Moreira [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Nutr, Sch Publ Hlth, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Dept Nutr, Sch Nursing, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Public Health; v. 59, n. 6, p. 975-982, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 8

To describe the frequency and the distribution of the main types of leisure time physical activity (LTPA) practiced by Brazilian adults in 2012 and to observe their time trends from 2006 to 2012. Cross-sectional data from the Brazilian surveillance system of risk and protective factors for non-transmissible chronic diseases from 2006 to 2012 (around 54,000 adults aged 18 years or older in all Brazilian State capitals interviewed yearly). Participants were asked whether they had practiced any type of exercise or sport in the last 3 months, and if so which type. Linear regression was used to identify trends of the five most cited LTPA. In 2012, walking was reported as the main LTPA (18.1 %), followed by strength training/gymnastics (11.2 %) and football (7.2 %). Time-trend analysis showed reduction in football (9.1-7.2 %; p = 0.004, beta = -0.25, R (2) = 0.79) and increase in strength training/gymnastics (7.9-11.2 %; p = 0.02, beta = 0.50, R (2) = 0.62) and running (1.7-3.1 %; p < 0.001, beta = 0.22, R (2) = 0.93). Walking was the main type of LTPA. Patterns of LTPA types remained relatively stable over the last 7 years. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/08565-4 - How are we going? the study of active commuting in Brazil
Grantee:Thiago Hérick de Sá
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate