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Patterns and predictors of television viewing and computer use among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: A prospective cohort study

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Nayak, M and Wills, K and Teychenne, M and Cleland, V, Patterns and predictors of television viewing and computer use among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: A prospective cohort study, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18, (12) pp. 1511-1524. ISSN 1543-3080 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1123/jpah.2021-0158

Abstract

Background: Socioeconomically disadvantaged women are at an increased risk of sedentary behaviors including television (TV) viewing and computer use, so identifying determinants of these behaviors is important. Methods: Women (n = 4349) selfreported weekly TV and computer time (in minutes per week), sociodemographic, and health data at 3 time points (2007-2013). Mixed-effect negative binomial regression was used to determine the baseline determinants of TV viewing and computer use over time, adjusting for confounders. Results: Over 5 years, median TV viewing decreased while median computer time increased. Cross-sectionally TV viewing was highest among participants classified as obese, with poorer health, current smokers, with lower education, not working, with no income, without partners and with no children and computer time was greater among younger women, living in urban areas, working full time, with higher education, without partners and with no children. Average computer time per year increased among those not working (7%), with lower education (5%), and with children (5%) but decreased among those with higher education (1%). However, no factors were associated with a change in TV viewing over time. Conclusion: Among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, interventions aimed at preventing increases in computer time should consider women with lower education, not working, and with children in their design.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:TV, prospective study, sedentary behavior, socioeconomic position
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Social determinants of health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Determinants of health
UTAS Author:Nayak, M (Mrs Minakshi Nayak)
UTAS Author:Wills, K (Dr Karen Wills)
UTAS Author:Teychenne, M (Dr Megan Teychenne)
UTAS Author:Cleland, V (Associate Professor Verity Cleland)
ID Code:152729
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-08-23
Last Modified:2022-09-20
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