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J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7(9), 257; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7090257

Association between Air Quality and Sedentary Time in 3270 Chinese Adults: Application of a Novel Technology for Posture Determination

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Department of Sport & Exercise Science, College of Education, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China
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Information Technology Center, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310028, China
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Received: 18 July 2018 / Revised: 31 August 2018 / Accepted: 2 September 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
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This study investigated the association between ambient air quality and sedentary time in Chinese adults. The participants were 3270 Chinese users (2021 men and 1249 women) of wrist-worn activity trackers. The data of participants’ daily activities were collected from July 2015 to October 2015. A novel algorithm based on raw accelerometer data was employed to determine sedentary time. Personal data, including sex, age, weight and height, were self-reported by the participants. Data of air quality, ambient temperature and weather were collected from the data released by the China National Environmental Monitoring Centre and the China Central Meteorological Observatory and matched in accordance with the Global Positioning System and time information. Multilevel regression analyses were conducted to investigate the association between air quality and sedentary time and adjusted for gender, age, region, body mass index, weather, temperature, weekday/weekend and monitored wake time per day. Better air quality index levels and lower concentrations of fine particulate matter were significantly associated with approximately 20 and 45 min reduction in sedentary time, respectively. Poor air quality appears to be an independent factor associated with prolonged sedentary time in Chinese adults. View Full-Text
Keywords: sedentary behaviour; air quality; socio-ecological model; wrist-worn activity tracker sedentary behaviour; air quality; socio-ecological model; wrist-worn activity tracker
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Ma, Y.; Yuan, B.; Fan, S.; Luo, Y.; Wen, X. Association between Air Quality and Sedentary Time in 3270 Chinese Adults: Application of a Novel Technology for Posture Determination. J. Clin. Med. 2018, 7, 257.

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