Former HALO post-doctoral fellow Dr. Eun-Young Lee and HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay are authors on a paper, “Sitting time among adolescents across 26 Asia-Pacific countries: a population-based study,” that was just published in the International Journal of Public Health.
The authors found that the overall prevalence of high sitting time was 29.9% (95% CI 24.1–35.8) with 29.8% (24.4–35.2) among male and 29.9% (23.4–36.3) female adolescents. Males had higher odds of high sitting time than females in seven countries, while females had higher odds in six countries. Older adolescents had higher prevalence than their younger counterparts. High sitting time was more common in high-income countries and was positively associated with country Human Development Index (β = 1.28, 95% CI 0.88–1.68).
The citation for the study is: Khan A, Uddin R, Lee EY, Tremblay MS. Sitting time among adolescents across 26 Asia-Pacific countries: a population-based study. Int J Public Health. 2019 Nov;64(8):1129-1138.