Evaluation of physical activity among adults with diabetes mellitus from Sri Lanka

Ranasinghe, D. Chathuranga, Ranasinghe, Priyanga, Jayawardena, Ranil, Matthews, David R, & Katulanda, Prasad (2014) Evaluation of physical activity among adults with diabetes mellitus from Sri Lanka. International Archives of Medicine, 7(15), pp. 1-4.

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We evaluated the patterns of physical activity (PA) and the prevalence of physical inactivity among Sri Lankan adults with diabetes mellitus. Data were collected as part of a wider cross-sectional national study on diabetes in Sri Lanka. PA during the past week was assessed using the short version of the IPAQ. Overall prevalence of physical inactivity was 13.9%. Females (3091 ± 2119) had a significantly higher mean weekly total MET minutes than males (2506 ± 2084) (p < 0.01). Inactivity of those residing in urban (17.2%) areas was higher than rural (12.6%) in all adults. Participants from Moor ethnicity were more inactive compared to others. Adults who were physically active had significantly low waist and hip circumferences, BMI and systolic blood pressure.

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ID Code: 88497
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Physical activity, Inactivity, Adults, Sri Lanka
DOI: 10.1186/1755-7682-7-15
ISSN: 1755-7682
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Statement: Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2015 03:21
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 03:22

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