Sitting time-9 year all cause mortality in older women-Br J Sports Med. 2012

Posted by:  Kevin G. Parker, D.C.

PubMed.gov:  Br J Sports Med. 2012 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Sitting-time and 9-year all-cause mortality in older women.-Pavey TG, Peeters GG, Brown WJ.

Source:  School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Abstract

CONCLUSIONS:
Prolonged sitting-time was positively associated with all-cause mortality. Women who reported sitting for more than 8 h/day and did not meet PA guidelines had an increased risk of dying within the next 9 years.
BACKGROUND:
Studies of mid-aged adults provide evidence of a relationship between sitting-time and all-cause mortality, but evidence in older adults is limited. The aim is to examine the relationship between total sitting-time and all-cause mortality in older women.
METHODS:
The prospective cohort design involved 6656 participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health who were followed for up to 9 years (2002, age 76-81, to 2011, age 85-90). Self-reported total sitting-time was linked to all-cause mortality data from the National Death Index from 2002 to 2011. Cox proportional hazard models were used to examine the relationship between sitting-time and all-cause mortality, with adjustment for potential sociodemographic, behavioural and health confounders.
RESULTS:
There were 2003 (30.1%) deaths during a median follow-up of 6 years. Compared with participants who sat <4 h/day, those who sat 8-11 h/day had a 1.45 times higher risk of death and those who sat ≥11 h/day had a 1.65 times higher risk of death. These risks remained after adding sociodemographic and behavioural covariates, but were attenuated after adjustment for health covariates. A significant interaction (p=0.02) was found between sitting-time and physical activity (PA), with increased mortality risk for prolonged sitting only among participants not meeting PA guidelines (HR for sitting ≥8 h/day: 1.31, 95% CI 1.07 to 1.61); HR for sitting ≥11 h/day: 1.47, CI 1.15 to 1.93).

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