Accelerometer-measured sedentary time among Hispanic adults: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Gina Merchant, Christina Buelna, Sheila F. Castañeda, Elva M. Arredondo, Simon J. Marshall, Garrett Strizich, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Earle C. Chambers, Robert G. McMurray, Kelly R. Evenson, Mark Stoutenberg, Arlene L. Hankinson, Gregory A. Talavera

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Abstract

Excessive sedentary behavior is associated with negative health outcomes independent of physical activity. Objective estimates of time spent in sedentary behaviors are lacking among adults from diverse Hispanic/Latino backgrounds. The objective of this study was to describe accelerometer-assessed sedentary time in a large, representative sample of Hispanic/Latino adults living in the United States, and compare sedentary estimates by Hispanic/Latino background, sociodemographic characteristics and weight categories. This study utilized baseline data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) that included adults aged 18-74. years from four metropolitan areas (N. =. 16,415). Measured with the Actical accelerometer over 6. days, 76.9% (n. =. 12,631) of participants had >10. h/day and >3. days of data. Participants spent 11.9. h/day (SD 3.0), or 74% of their monitored time in sedentary behaviors. Adjusting for differences in wear time, adults of Mexican background were the least (11.6. h/day), whereas adults of Dominican background were the most (12.3. h/day), sedentary. Women were more sedentary than men, and older adults were more sedentary than younger adults. Household income was positively associated, whereas employment was negatively associated, with sedentary time. There were no differences in sedentary time by weight categories, marital status, or proxies of acculturation. To reduce sedentariness among these populations, future research should examine how the accumulation of various sedentary behaviors differs by background and region, and which sedentary behaviors are amenable to intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-853
Number of pages9
JournalPreventive Medicine Reports
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Health disparities
  • Latino
  • Sedentariness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Informatics

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Merchant, G., Buelna, C., Castañeda, S. F., Arredondo, E. M., Marshall, S. J., Strizich, G., ... Talavera, G. A. (2015). Accelerometer-measured sedentary time among Hispanic adults: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, 845-853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.09.019

Accelerometer-measured sedentary time among Hispanic adults : Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). / Merchant, Gina; Buelna, Christina; Castañeda, Sheila F.; Arredondo, Elva M.; Marshall, Simon J.; Strizich, Garrett; Sotres-Alvarez, Daniela; Chambers, Earle C.; McMurray, Robert G.; Evenson, Kelly R.; Stoutenberg, Mark; Hankinson, Arlene L.; Talavera, Gregory A.

In: Preventive Medicine Reports, Vol. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 845-853.

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Merchant, G, Buelna, C, Castañeda, SF, Arredondo, EM, Marshall, SJ, Strizich, G, Sotres-Alvarez, D, Chambers, EC, McMurray, RG, Evenson, KR, Stoutenberg, M, Hankinson, AL & Talavera, GA 2015, 'Accelerometer-measured sedentary time among Hispanic adults: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)', Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 2, pp. 845-853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.09.019
Merchant, Gina ; Buelna, Christina ; Castañeda, Sheila F. ; Arredondo, Elva M. ; Marshall, Simon J. ; Strizich, Garrett ; Sotres-Alvarez, Daniela ; Chambers, Earle C. ; McMurray, Robert G. ; Evenson, Kelly R. ; Stoutenberg, Mark ; Hankinson, Arlene L. ; Talavera, Gregory A. / Accelerometer-measured sedentary time among Hispanic adults : Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). In: Preventive Medicine Reports. 2015 ; Vol. 2. pp. 845-853.
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