Jarduera fisikoaren, obesitatearen eta ezaugarri soziodemografikoen arteko erlazioa unibertsitateko langileetan

  1. Garcia-Ceciaga, Itxazne
  2. Valle, Ana María
  3. Arostegui, Inmaculada 1
  4. Zubero, Jaime
  5. Jugo, Begoña Marina 1
  6. Diaz-Ereño, Elena
  1. 1 Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU
Ekaia: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitateko zientzi eta teknologi aldizkaria

ISSN: 0214-9001

Year of publication: 2022

Issue: 42

Pages: 207-225

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1387/EKAIA.22947 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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ABSTRACT: The promotion of healthy lifestyles in the workplace is essential for the best maintenance of the health and autonomy of workers. There is an increasing interest in studying the relationship between overweight and obesity and healthy habits, such as physical activity (PA) or sleep duration and quality, in interactions with the work period. However, few studies have examined these interactions in university workers. Objective: To report the prevalence of overweight and the fulfillment of International Physical Activity Recommendations (PAR). To analyze the associations between PAR, body mass index and sociodemographic factors. Methods: Data from 292 university workers were collected during work health examinations. Chi-square or Fisher's exact tests used to assess relationships between each predictor and each outcome, and multivariate models to associated characteristics. Results: The prevalence of overweight was 42%. Interestingly, men at 35-54 years old and women at ≥55 years old presented greater risk of overweight grade II/obesity. The adherence to the PAR was 89% and sleep <7 hours/day increased the probability of fulfilling them. Conclusions: The prevalence of overweight increases in middle-aged workers, and earlier in men than in women, moreover, sleep-activity may be interacting with it. KEYWORDS: Physical activity, BMI, workers, overweight, obesity, sleep duration.