Geographical patterning of physical activity prevalence in Iran: Spatial analysis of 4 pooled national health surveys among 119,560 adults

Sahebkar, M. and Miri, H. H. and Noormohammadpour, P. and Tiyuri, A. and Pakzad, R. and Mansournia, N. and Heidari, Z. and Mansournia, M. A. and Stamatakis, E. (2019) Geographical patterning of physical activity prevalence in Iran: Spatial analysis of 4 pooled national health surveys among 119,560 adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16 (12). pp. 1071-1077.

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Abstract

Background: To investigate the geographical distribution of physical activity (PA) prevalence among adults aged 15-64 years old across Iran provinces using geographic maps. Methods: Data from 4 consecutive national surveys conducted between 2007 and 2010 were pooled to determine the geographical distribution. Prevalence of low PA with 95 confidence interval was estimated by sociodemographic subpopulations over provinces using complex survey design. Results: In total, 119,560 participants (49.9 females) were included in the analyses. The mean (SD) age of participants was 39.5 (14.3) years. The prevalence of the low PA in the pooled 2007-2010 was 35.8 (95 confidence interval, 34.1-37.6). The 3 provinces with the highest prevalence of low PA were Sistan and Baluchestan, Yazd, and Hormozgan. The results of hot spot analysis showed that the Kerman province was a hot spot, and Ilam, Kermanshah, Hamedan, and Markazi were cold spots for low PA. Ilam, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Mazandaran had the highest total PA volume (metabolic equivalent minutes per week). Hot spot analysis showed that Ilam and Khuzestan provinces were hot spots for the total PA volume. Conclusions: The regions with low and high PA are predominately situated in the near center/southeast and west, respectively. © 2019 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Mansournia, M.A.; Sports Medicine Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical SciencesIran; email: mansourniama@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epidemiology Exercise Geographical pattern National step Survey
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib1 lib1
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2020 05:31
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 05:31
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/18626

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