Pyky, Riitta; Puhakka, Soile; Ikäheimo, Tiina M.; Lankila, Tiina; Kangas, Maarit; Mäntysaari, Matti; Jämsä, Timo; Korpelainen, Raija (2021) Parental Factors Related to Physical Activity among Adolescent Men Living in Built and Natural Environment: A Population-Based MOPO Study, Journal of Environmental and Public HealthVolume 2021, Article ID 3234083, 9 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/3234083
Parental factors related to physical activity among adolescent men living in built and natural environment : a population-based MOPO study
|Author:||Pyky, Riitta1,2,3; Puhakka, Soile1,2,4; Ikäheimo, Tiina M.5,6;|
1Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Oulu Deaconess Institute Foundation sr., Albertinkatu 18A, Oulu 90100, Finlandl
2Center for Life Course Health Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 8000, Oulu FI-90014, Finland
3Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 8000, Oulu FI-90014, Finland
4Geography Research Unit, P.O. BOX 8000, University of Oulu, Oulu FI-90014, Finland
5Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, P.O. Box 8000, Oulu FI-90014, Finland
6Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 5000, Oulu FI-90014, Finland
7Department of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Oulu Deaconess Institute Foundation sr., Albertinkatu 18A, Oulu 90100, Finland
8Centre for Military Medicine, 6e Finnish Defense Forces, P.O. Box 50, Tukholmankatu 8 A, Helsinki FI-00301, Finland
9Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 8000,Oulu FI-90014, Finland
10Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Oulu University Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Oulu 90029, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021071341425
|Publish Date:|| 2021-07-13
Introduction: Physical inactivity is a global concern, especially among adolescent men. Little research has been done on the association between parental factors and young adults’ physical activity in the context of residential environment. We aimed to reveal what parental factors are associated with physical activity among adolescent men living in built and natural environments.
Methods: A population-based sample of 1,904 men (mean age = 17.9, SD = 0.7 years) completed a questionnaire regarding physical activity, parental factors, and lifestyle in Northern Finland in 2012 and 2013. Geographical information system methods and dominant land-use type were used to define the residential environment in a 1-kilometer radius buffer zone surrounding each participant’s home address. If the residential area included more artificial surfaces, it was defined as a built environment, and areas including more nature were defined as natural environments.
Results: According to multivariable analyses, a mother’s physical activity (OR = 1.9; 95% CI: 1.3–2.8) was positively associated with the physical activity of adolescent men living in built environments, and the father’s physical activity was positively associated with the physical activity of adolescent men living in natural environments (2.8; 1.7–4.8). Self-rated health (built 5.9 [4.0–8.7]; natural 5.2 [3.0–9.0]) was positively associated with physical activity level. Those with symptoms of depression were more likely to be physically inactive (built 0.5 [0.3–0.8]; natural 0.3 [0.1–0.6]). Adolescent men were equally physically active regardless of the living environment.
Conclusions: The level of physical activity of parents, self-rated health, and depressive symptoms should be considered when designing physical activity promotions for adolescent men according to their residential environments.
Journal of environmental and public health
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
This study was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (DNRO 125/627/2009, 98/627/2010, and 97/627/2011), Juho Vainio Foundation, Centre for Military Medicine Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, European Social Fund (project no. S11580), European Regional Development Fund (70037/2010 and 70035/2011), Finnish Cultural Foundation, and Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.
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