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Table 6 Summary of evidence on sedentary behaviour (SB) correlates in Thai adults (18 – 59 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   102 84 ?
– Sex (+ denotes higher SB in males, - denotes higher SB in females) 84 75, 102, 141   +
– Household income   149 75 ?
– Parents’ marital status    75 ?
– Education level   102   +
Biological factors
– Underweight    131 (M, F) ?
– Overweight    131 (M, F) ?
– Obesity   46 (M, F), 47 (M, F), 86 46 (M), 131 (M, F) ++
Physical health
– Musculoskeletal symptoms   85   +
– Low back pain   89, 133 (F) 89 +
– Relative skeletal muscle mass of limbs 105 (F)   105 (M) ?
Health behavioural and lifestyle
– Having transport and recreation physical activity 58    -
– Heavy internet use   127   +
– Monosodium glutamate (MSG) intake    71 ?
– Alcohol consumption   177 (M, F)   +
Academic/school performance
– Grade point average 75, 84, 149    -
Physical environment
Environmental factors
– Urban environment   100   +
  1. (+) Mostly positive associations, (-) Mostly negative associations, (?) Mostly non-significant, indeterminate, or inconsistent associations, (M) Male, (F) Female