Exploring Behaviour Correlates of Physical Inactivity across the Tees Valley

Andrew Richardson, Anthony Lloyd, Georgios Antonopoulos, Jonathan Emerson

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Spending a considerable amount of time being inactive or not moving is engaging in sedentary behaviour (SB) (Pate, O’Neill & Lobelo, 2008: 174, Matthews, et al, 2008; Tremblay, et al, 2010 and Owen, et al, 2011) and has a negative impact on your health. Physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality (6% of deaths globally) (World Health Organisation (WHO), 2010) but there is no agreed consensus on what time limit causes negative health effects when placed in SB activities (WHO, 2020a; Bull et al, 2020). Regardless, WHO does go on to say that all age groups and individuals should aim to reduce their SB time if and when possible. The Tees Valley Residents’ results are explored to determine whether or not there is a significant level of physical inactivity. If so, how is this occurring at what significance by sex and council demographical variables. The aim is to look for any significant differences revealed for the main outcome variable of categorical score which is made up of total physical activity (TPA) across the domains of physical activity (PA) in the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). This variable will be assessed across sex and council. In addition, considerations will be accounted for by participant characteristics such as employment and age.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2022
EventThe 5th Fuse International Conference: Learning from Setbacks and Successes - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jun 202216 Jun 2022


OtherThe 5th Fuse International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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