Salin, K and Kankaanpaa, A and Hirvensalo, M and Lounassalo, I and Yang, X and Magnussen, CG and Hutri-Kahonen, N and Rovio, S and Viikari, J and Raitakari, OT and Tammelin, TH, Smoking and physical activity trajectories from childhood to midlife, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, (6) Article 974. ISSN 1661-7827 (2019) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: Latent profile analysis (LPA) was used to identify trajectories of smoking and PA separately for males and females among 3355 Finnish adults (52.1% females). Participants' smoking and PA were assessed five to eight times over a 31-year period (3⁻18 years old at the baseline, 34⁻49 years at last follow-up). Multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to study the relationship between the trajectories of smoking and PA.
Results: Five smoking trajectories and four to five PA trajectories were identified for males and females. Of the PA trajectory groups, the persistently active group were least likely to follow the trajectories of regular smoking and the inactive and low active groups were least likely to follow non-smoking trajectory group. Likewise, inactive (women only) and low active groups were less likely to belong to the non-smokers group.
Conclusions: The study suggests that those who are persistently active or increasingly active have substantially reduced probabilities of being in the highest-risk smoking categories.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||physical activity, smoking, cohort study, longitudinal study, trajectory, adults|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Epidemiology not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Behaviour and health|
|UTAS Author:||Magnussen, CG (Associate Professor Costan Magnussen)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||6|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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