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Worldwide surveillance of self-reported sitting time: a scoping review

M Mclaughlin, AJ Atkin, L Starr, A Hall, L Wolfenden, R Sutherland, J Wiggers, A Ramirez, P Hallal, M Pratt, BM Lynch, K Wijndaele

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Prolonged sitting time is a risk factor for chronic disease, yet recent global surveillance is not well described. The aims were to clarify: (i) the countries that have collected country-level data on self-reported sitting time; (ii) the single-item tools used to collect these data; and (iii) the duration of sitting time reported across low- to high-income countries. METHODS: Country-level data collected within the last 10 years using single-item self-report were included. The six-stage methodology: (1) reviewing Global Observatory for Physical Activity! Country Cards; (2-4) country-specific searches of PubMed, the Demographic and Health Survey website and Google; (5) analysing t..

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