Journal article

Sedentary time in a nationally representative sample of adults in Japan: Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates

Aino Kitayama, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Koichiro Oka



Sedentary behaviour is associated with risks of detrimental health outcomes. It is crucial to understand how much time people spend in sedentary behaviour and what factors affect too much sedentary time for effective intervention. However, few studies examined the prevalence and the correlates of sedentary behaviour in Japan. Therefore, we assessed total sedentary time and its sociodemographic correlates using a nationally representative sample of adults in Japan. Cross-sectional data from Sports-Life Survey in 2016 and 2018 conducted by Sasagawa Sports Foundation was used. Participants' sociodemographic factors and total sedentary time were collected by questionnaires. We classified those w..

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Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Funding Acknowledgements

Oka is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No. 20H04113) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.