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Data on Determinants Are Needed to Curb the Sedentary Epidemic in Europe. Lessons Learnt from the DEDIPAC European Knowledge Hub

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Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Institute for Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow G4 0BA, UK
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Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology—BIPS, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, 1000 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1089b, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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University of Rome Foro Italico, 00135 Roma, Italy
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Inserm UMR1153 Epidemiology and Biostatistics Sorbonne Paris Cité Center (CRESS), Early Determinants of Children’s Health and Development Team (ORCHAD), Villejuif 94807, France & Paris Descartes University, 75006 Paris, France
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Division of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Medicine II, Ulm University, 89081 Ulm, Germany
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Centre for Preventive Medicine, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland
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Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo, 0316 Oslo, Norway
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Centre for Physical Activity and Health Research, University of Limerick, Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland
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CARMEN, Inserm U1060, Université de Lyon 1, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
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Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Esch-sur-Alzette, 4366 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University, 89081 Ulm, Germany
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Department of Public Health, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Department of Nutrition, University of Pierre et Marie Curie & Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition (ICAN) & Pitie-Salpetrière Hospital (AP-HP), Paris 75013, France
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(7), 1406; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071406
Received: 5 June 2018 / Revised: 30 June 2018 / Accepted: 2 July 2018 / Published: 4 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Sedentary Behaviour and Health)
Societal and technological changes have resulted in sitting being the dominant posture during most activities of daily living, such as learning, working, travelling and leisure time. Too much time spent in seated activities, referred to as sedentary behaviour, is a novel concern for public health as it is one of the key lifestyle causes of poor health. The European DEDIPAC (Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity) Knowledge Hub coordinated the work of 35 institutions across 12 European member states to investigate the determinants of sedentary behaviour. DEDIPAC reviewed current evidence, set a theoretical framework and harmonised the available epidemiological data. The main results are summarised. The conclusion is that there is a dire lack of data that is exploitable across Europe to inform policy and intervention. There is an urgent need to develop international data collection compliant with FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) and standardised surveillance systems for sedentary behaviour. View Full-Text
Keywords: determinants; sedentary behaviour; European cohort; statement determinants; sedentary behaviour; European cohort; statement
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De Craemer, M.; Chastin, S.; Ahrens, W.; Bernaards, C.; Brug, J.; Buck, C.; Cardon, G.; Capranica, L.; Dargent-Molina, P.; De Lepeleere, S.; Hoffmann, B.; Kennedy, A.; Lakerveld, J.; Lien, N.; Ling, F.; Loyen, A.; MacDonncha, C.; Nazare, J.-A.; O’Donoghue, G.; O’Gorman, D.; Perchoux, C.; Pigeot, I.; Simon, C.; Mueller-Stierlin, A.S.; Van der Ploeg, H.; Van Cauwenberg, J.; Oppert, J.-M. Data on Determinants Are Needed to Curb the Sedentary Epidemic in Europe. Lessons Learnt from the DEDIPAC European Knowledge Hub. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1406.

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