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01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

BMC Public Health 1/2017

Leisure sedentary time is differentially associated with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia depending on occupation

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BMC Public Health > Ausgabe 1/2017
Autoren:
Man Sup Lim, Bumjung Park, Il Gyu Kong, Songyong Sim, So Young Kim, Jin-Hwan Kim, Hyo Geun Choi
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​s12889-017-4192-0) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Abstract

Background

Sedentary behavior is considered an independent cause of cardio-metabolic diseases, regardless of physical activity level and obesity. Few studies have reported the association between leisure sedentary time and cardio-vascular diseases in terms of occupation.

Methods

We performed a cross-sectional study using data from the Korean Community Health Survey (KCHS) for 240,086 participants assessed in 2011 and 2013. Occupation was categorized into four groups: farmer or fisherman, laborer, and soldier (Group I); service worker, salesperson, technician, mechanic, production worker, and engineer (Group II); manager, expert, specialist, and clerk (Group III); and unemployed (Group IV). Leisure sedentary time was divided into five groups: 0 h, 1 h, 2 h, 3 h, and 4+ h. The association between leisure sedentary time on weekdays and hypertension/diabetes mellitus/hyperlipidemia for different occupations was analyzed using simple and multiple logistic regression analyses with complex sampling.

Results

In Groups I, II and III, no length of sedentary time was associated with hypertension, and only 3 h or 4+ h of sedentary time was associated with diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia. Group IV showed a significant association with hypertension and diabetes mellitus for the 2 h, 3 h, and 4+ h sedentary times.

Conclusions

The unemployed are more susceptible than other occupation groups to cardio-metabolic diseases when leisure time is sedentary.
Zusatzmaterial
Additional file 1: The Questionnaire of the study. The surveyed questionnaire was described. (DOCX 16 kb)
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Additional file 2: Odds ratios of sedentary time for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia using multiple logistic regression analyses with complex sampling. In other statistical model, the odd ratios of sedentary time were described. (DOCX 20 kb)
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Additional file 3: Subgroup analysis of adjusted odds ratios of sedentary time for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia according to the occupation groups in female using multiple logistic regression analyses with complex sampling. This data shows the odd ratios of female groups. (DOCX 21 kb)
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