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Accelerometer-determined physical activity level in adults with abdominal obesity.


Heng, Kiang Soon and Abu Saad, Hazizi and Mohd Taib, Mohd Nasir and Abdul Rahman, Hejar and Chan, Yoke Mun (2011) Accelerometer-determined physical activity level in adults with abdominal obesity. International Journal of Sport and Health Science , 9 (-). pp. 73-81. ISSN 1348-1509


A cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the physical activity level among 201 adults with abdominal obesity at the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Socio-demographic information, anthropometric data, blood pressure and lipoprotein-lipid proˆles were collected. Steps/day and energy expenditure were determined by Lifecorder e-Step accelerometer. Mean steps/day of the subjects was 6420±2283. The total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) averaged 2015±307 kcal. Based on step counts, 91.5%of the subjects fell below the ``active'' category but based on physical activity level (PAL), 97.0%fell under the ``low active'' or ``sedentary'' . Individuals with abdominal obesity in this study were relatively sedentary. Signiˆcant positive correlations were found between TDEE and body mass index (men: r=0.428, p=0.0001; women: r=0.556, p= 0.0001), waist circumference (men: r=0.508, p=0.0001; women: r=0.340, p=0.0001) and percentage of body fat (men: r=0.261, 0.028; women: r=0.414, 0.0001). There was an inverse relationship between physical activity level and the odds of having metabolic syndrome. However, most of the variables studied did not vary between physical activity categories.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Keywords: Accelerometer; Physical activity; Steps/day; Daily energy expenditure; Physical activity; Odds ratio; Metabolic syndrome.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 02:59
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2015 01:29
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24681
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