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Leisure sedentary time is differentially associated with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia depending on occupation.

Leisure sedentary time is differentially associated with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia depending on occupation.
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Lim MS, Park B, Kong IG, Sim S, Kim SY, Kim JH, Choi HG,


Lim MS, Park B, Kong IG, Sim S, Kim SY, Kim JH, Choi HG, (click to view)

Lim MS, Park B, Kong IG, Sim S, Kim SY, Kim JH, Choi HG,

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BMC public health 2017 03 2317(1) 278 doi 10.1186/s12889-017-4192-0
Abstract
BACKGROUND
Sedentary behavior is considered an independent cause of cardio-metabolic diseases, regardless of physical activity level and obesity. Few studies have reported the association between leisure sedentary time and cardio-vascular diseases in terms of occupation.

METHODS
We performed a cross-sectional study using data from the Korean Community Health Survey (KCHS) for 240,086 participants assessed in 2011 and 2013. Occupation was categorized into four groups: farmer or fisherman, laborer, and soldier (Group I); service worker, salesperson, technician, mechanic, production worker, and engineer (Group II); manager, expert, specialist, and clerk (Group III); and unemployed (Group IV). Leisure sedentary time was divided into five groups: 0 h, 1 h, 2 h, 3 h, and 4+ h. The association between leisure sedentary time on weekdays and hypertension/diabetes mellitus/hyperlipidemia for different occupations was analyzed using simple and multiple logistic regression analyses with complex sampling.

RESULTS
In Groups I, II and III, no length of sedentary time was associated with hypertension, and only 3 h or 4+ h of sedentary time was associated with diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia. Group IV showed a significant association with hypertension and diabetes mellitus for the 2 h, 3 h, and 4+ h sedentary times.

CONCLUSIONS
The unemployed are more susceptible than other occupation groups to cardio-metabolic diseases when leisure time is sedentary.

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