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Longitudinal changes in sitting time in younger and mid-aged Australian women.

Synopsis

There is evidence that time spent sitting is detrimentally associated with several health outcomes including type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk. While studies have reported prevalence and demographic correlates of sitting time, very little is known about longitudinal changes in sitting and whether various life events or changes in health status influence the amount of time people spend sitting. This study examines women’s reported sitting time over a nine year period in the younger and mid-aged cohorts from ALSWH and the influence of health status and life events on how long they sit for.