Title

Mode of physical activity participation by body mass index: 2015 behavioural risk factor surveillance system

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-3-2018

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x5569979f97d0)

Abstract

Body mass index (BMI) continues to be used as a marker of health due its strong correlation with adiposity and health. Physical activity (PA) has been shown to be favourably associated with a desirable BMI. Few studies have examined mode of PA participation across BMI indices with a mutually exclusive underweight BMI range. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between modes of PA and BMI. Data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System was analysed. Underweight, overweight, and obese BMI categories possessed 35, 20, and 46% lower odds of meeting current PA guidelines. The obese BMI group was found to have lower odds of meeting the aerobic only and strength only guidelines. Underweight, overweight, and obese groups possessed 63, 18, and 76% greater odds of meeting neither PA guideline, respectively.

Publication Title

Research in Sports Medicine

Volume

26

Issue

2

First Page

147

Last Page

157

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15438627.2018.1431531

PubMed ID

29376410

ISSN

15438627

E-ISSN

15438635

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