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BriefTrends: Prevalence of Meeting Physical Activity (PA) Guidelines by Education in Montana Adults, 2019

Peter D. Hart
Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2021, 6(2), 105-106. DOI: 10.12691/jpar-6-2-6
Received August 07, 2021; Revised September 10, 2021; Accepted September 22, 2021

Abstract

This BriefTrends first describes the prevalence of meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines (MPAG) by education in Montana adults and second examines the relationship between MPAG and education.

1. Purpose

To examine the relationship between meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines and education in Montana adults.

2. Data Source

2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

3. Population

Noninstitutionalized adults 18+ years of age in Montana.

4. Variables

1) Meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines (MPAG) (participating in 150+ minutes of aerobic PA per week), 2) Education level (“Less than high school (HS)”, “HS Graduate”, “Some College”, and “College Graduate”), 3) age, and 4) sex.

5. Analysis

Crosstabulation of MPAG and Education, Rao-Scott chi-square test of independence, logistic regression with odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), Cochran-Armitage trend test, and pairwise comparisons of ORs using Tukey-Kramer adjustments. SAS Survey Procedures were used, version 9.4.

  • Figure 1. Prevalence of meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines (participating in 150+ minutes of aerobic PA per week) by education in Montana adults, 2019 (Note. N = 5,986. OR is odds ratio defined as odds of meeting PA guidelines (compared to not) for each education group over the odds of meeting PA guidelines (compared to not) for those with education “Less than HS”. CI is confidence interval. HS is high school. ORs are age and sex adjusted. χ2RS is Rao-Scott chi-square statistic. p for trend is Cochran-Armitage trend test. All pairwise education group ORs are significantly different except for “HS Graduate” vs “Some College”, p = .309 using Tukey-Kramer adjustment)

6. Findings

The prevalence of MPAG in 2019 increased from 42.6% (95% CI: 35.4-49.8) in those who have “Less than HS” education to 70.0% (95% CI: 67.7-72.2) in those who are a “College Graduate”. Additionally, PA and education were significantly linearly related, p < .001. The odds of MPAG were substantially greater (OR = 3.17, 95% CI: 2.32-4.34) among those who are a “College Graduate”, as compared to those who have “Less than HS” education.

References

[1]  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The BRFSS data user guide. August 15, 2013.
In article      
 
[2]  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Overview: BRFSS 2019. July 26, 2019.
In article      
 
[3]  SAS Institute Inc. 2015. SAS/STAT® 14.1 User’s Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.
In article      
 

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  • Figure 1. Prevalence of meeting physical activity (PA) guidelines (participating in 150+ minutes of aerobic PA per week) by education in Montana adults, 2019 (Note. N = 5,986. OR is odds ratio defined as odds of meeting PA guidelines (compared to not) for each education group over the odds of meeting PA guidelines (compared to not) for those with education “Less than HS”. CI is confidence interval. HS is high school. ORs are age and sex adjusted. χ2RS is Rao-Scott chi-square statistic. p for trend is Cochran-Armitage trend test. All pairwise education group ORs are significantly different except for “HS Graduate” vs “Some College”, p = .309 using Tukey-Kramer adjustment)
[1]  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The BRFSS data user guide. August 15, 2013.
In article      
 
[2]  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Overview: BRFSS 2019. July 26, 2019.
In article      
 
[3]  SAS Institute Inc. 2015. SAS/STAT® 14.1 User’s Guide. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.
In article