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Perez-Rios M.,Subdireccion de Informacion sobre Saude e Epidemioloxia | Perez-Rios M.,University of Santiago de Compostela | Perez-Rios M.,CIBER ISCIII | Santiago-Perez M.I.,Subdireccion de Informacion sobre Saude e Epidemioloxia | And 4 more authors.
Gaceta Sanitaria | Year: 2015

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of physical inactivity during leisure time in Galicia (Spain) between 2007 and 2011 and to assess the impact of including non-leisure time activities in the definition of physical inactivity. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the population aged 16 years and older (n. = 19,235). Physical activity was assessed by the Minnesota Questionnaire. In 2011, inactivity was estimated by including daily activities. Results: Between 2007 and 2011, the prevalence of inactivity in Galicia remained stable (p. = 0.249) and close to 50%. This prevalence was higher among women and those who worked or were in education. Inactivity decreased from 47% to 16% when non-leisure time activities were included in the definition. Conclusions: Between 2007 and 2011 in Galicia, the prevalence of inactivity remained high and stable. This prevalence was significantly decreased when non-leisure time activities were included in the definition. © 2014 SESPAS. Source

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