Factors associated with the sedentary behavior of diabetics and hypertensives in primary care in Pernambuco


This study analyzed the factors associated with sedentary behavior (SB) among Family Health Strategy (FHS) users with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and/or hypertension in the cities handing the four healthcare administrative regions of Pernambuco. Participated 391 diabetic and/or hypertensive enrolled in the FHS, aged > 20 years. Data related to SB from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and STATA was used for the analysis, considering as outcome the sitting time ≥ 6 hours. The associations between variables and outcome, a binary logistic regression was performed. The prevalence of CS> 6 hours was 21.9% and 23.9% on weekdays and weekends, respectively. Factors associated with SC> 6 hours after adjustment, with p-value <0.05 were: Week - living in the countryside, family income < one minimum wage and being physically inactive; Weekend - Indoors, men, > 60 years of age, family income < one minimum wage and physically inactive. SB is a relevant issue today and emphasizes the importance of broader health care for users with chronic diseases, with public policies that consider the reduction of this behavior.

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