The Prevalence of Daily Sedentary Time in South Asian Adults: A Systematic Review

Dey, Kamalesh C., Zakrzewski-Fruer, Julia K., Smith, Lindsey R. , Jones, Rebecca L. and Bailey, Daniel P. (2021) The Prevalence of Daily Sedentary Time in South Asian Adults: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (17). p. 9275. ISSN https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/17517

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179275

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Abstract

This study aimed to systematically review total daily sedentary time in South Asian adults. Seven electronic databases were searched, identifying relevant articles published in peer-reviewed journals between March 1990 and March 2021. The study was designed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. Prospective or cross-sectional design studies reporting total daily sedentary time in South Asian adults (aged ≥18 years), reported in English, were included. Study quality and risk of bias were assessed, and the weighted mean total daily sedentary time was calculated. Fourteen full texts were included in this systematic review from studies that were conducted in Bangladesh, India, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Pooled sedentary time across all studies was 424 ± 8 min/day. Sedentary time was measured using self-report questionnaires in seven studies, with a weighted mean daily sedentary time of 416 ± 19 min/day. Eight studies used accelerometers and inclinometers with a weighted mean sedentary time of 527 ± 11 min/day. South Asian adults spend a large proportion of their time being sedentary, especially when recorded using objective measures (~9 h/day). These findings suggest that South Asians are an important target population for public health efforts to reduced sedentary time, and researchers and practitioners should seek to standardise and carefully consider the tools used when measuring sedentary time in this population.

Keywords:sedentary behaviour, sitting, cardiometabolic disease, cardiovascular disease, South Asians
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C600 Sports Science
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Sport and Exercise Science
ID Code:49274
Deposited On:25 May 2022 11:00

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