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Association of social network size and composition with physical activity in Korean middle-aged adults

Authors
 Moon Su Kwak  ;  So Mi Jemma Cho  ;  Jee-Seon Shim  ;  Dae Jung Kim  ;  Yoosik Youm  ;  Hyeon Chang Kim 
Citation
 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH, Vol.42 : e2020070, 2020-12 
Journal Title
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH
Issue Date
2020-12
MeSH
Exercise* ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Republic of Korea ; Self Report ; Social Networking*
Keywords
Lifestyle modification ; Physical activity ; Social network
Abstract
Objectives: Physical activity (PA) is an established protective factor for many chronic diseases. Numerous studies have established positive relationships between social networks and PA. Accordingly, this study examined the relationship between social network structures (specifically the network size and the number and proportion of same-sex alters) and self-reported PA in Korean middle-age adults, where the term "alter" refers to a respondent's social network members. Methods: We analyzed 8,092 participants of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Etiology Research Center cohort. We assessed the association between each network structure variable and PA level using a linear regression model. Then, we employed logistic regression to evaluate associations between social network structure and adherence to guideline-recommended exercise levels. Socio-demographic factors and health status measures were used as covariates. Results: In both sexes, the social network size and proportion of same-sex network members showed positive relationships with total and moderate-to-vigorous PA. Notably, female participants with a greater number of kin were more likely to satisfy the recommended amount of total PA. Conclusions: These findings suggest that large scale, same-sex intervention programs can help to achieve recommended PA regimens.
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DOI
10.4178/epih.e2020070
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Hyeon Chang(김현창) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7867-1240
Shim, Jee Seon(심지선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8671-3153
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/182709
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