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The Prevalence of Daily Sedentary Time in South Asian Adults: A Systematic Review

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Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research, School of Sport Science and Physical Activity, University of Bedfordshire, Bedford MK41 9EA, UK
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Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
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Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease Research Group, Brunel University London, Uxbridge UB8 3PH, UK
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(17), 9275; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179275
Received: 5 August 2021 / Revised: 27 August 2021 / Accepted: 29 August 2021 / Published: 2 September 2021
This study aimed to systematically review total daily sedentary time in South Asian adults. Seven electronic databases were searched, identifying relevant articles published in peer-reviewed journals between March 1990 and March 2021. The study was designed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. Prospective or cross-sectional design studies reporting total daily sedentary time in South Asian adults (aged ≥18 years), reported in English, were included. Study quality and risk of bias were assessed, and the weighted mean total daily sedentary time was calculated. Fourteen full texts were included in this systematic review from studies that were conducted in Bangladesh, India, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Pooled sedentary time across all studies was 424 ± 8 min/day. Sedentary time was measured using self-report questionnaires in seven studies, with a weighted mean daily sedentary time of 416 ± 19 min/day. Eight studies used accelerometers and inclinometers with a weighted mean sedentary time of 527 ± 11 min/day. South Asian adults spend a large proportion of their time being sedentary, especially when recorded using objective measures (~9 h/day). These findings suggest that South Asians are an important target population for public health efforts to reduced sedentary time, and researchers and practitioners should seek to standardise and carefully consider the tools used when measuring sedentary time in this population. View Full-Text
Keywords: sedentary behaviour; sitting; cardiometabolic disease; cardiovascular disease; South Asians sedentary behaviour; sitting; cardiometabolic disease; cardiovascular disease; South Asians
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Dey, K.C.; Zakrzewski-Fruer, J.K.; Smith, L.R.; Jones, R.L.; Bailey, D.P. The Prevalence of Daily Sedentary Time in South Asian Adults: A Systematic Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9275. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179275

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Dey KC, Zakrzewski-Fruer JK, Smith LR, Jones RL, Bailey DP. The Prevalence of Daily Sedentary Time in South Asian Adults: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(17):9275. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179275

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Dey, Kamalesh C., Julia K. Zakrzewski-Fruer, Lindsey R. Smith, Rebecca L. Jones, and Daniel P. Bailey 2021. "The Prevalence of Daily Sedentary Time in South Asian Adults: A Systematic Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 17: 9275. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179275

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