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Table 5 Summary of evidence on sedentary behaviour (SB) correlates in Thai children and adolescents (6 – 17 years old)

From: Correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the Thai population: a systematic review

Correlates Relationship with SB Summary Code
Negative/Inverse (-) Positive (+) Non-significant (?)
Individual Level
Demographic factors
– Age/School grade   118, 147 91 +
– Sex (+ denotes higher SB in males , - denotes higher SB in females ) 147 67, 75, 91, 111, 118, 141 67, 91, 111, 118, 126, 135 ??
– Household income   96 75 ?
– Parents’ marital status    75 ?
– Parents’ education level    91 ?
– Municipality (+ denotes higher SB in an urban place of residence, - denotes higher SB in a rural place of residence) 135 (M) 106 67, 106, 135 (F) ?
Biological factors
– Body weight   61   +
– Body mass index (BMI)   147   +
– Overweight   111 (F), 171, 157 111 (M, F), 125 (F), 157 ??
– Obesity   47 (M, F), 130 (M), 148, 156, 157, 169 33, 96 (F), 130 (F), 157, 173 ??
Physical health
– Asthma    157 ?
– Hypertension   157 157 ?
– Physical pain   61   +
Health behavioural and lifestyle factors
– Physical activity participation    178 ?
– Playing sports 61    -
Academic/school performance
– Grade point average 54, 75, 91 61 91, 157 ?
Social environment
Social and cultural factors
– Time spent with family   61   +
– Good relationship with friends    61 ?
– Participation in extracurricular activities   61   +
  1. (+) Mostly positive associations, (-) Mostly negative associations, (?) Mostly non-significant, indeterminate, or inconsistent associations, (M) Male, (F) Female