Size at birth and accelerometer-measured physical activity or sedentary behavior in healthy term-born adults

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Abstract

The present study investigated the relationship between birth size and activity patterns. One hundred and twenty-four adults wore accelerometers for 7 days. Birth weight was adjusted for gestational age (AdjBW). The overall association between time spent in MVPA/day and AdjBW was not significant (B = 5.64, p =.09). MVPA/day increased by 7.02 min (p =.02) in participants 18–21 years (N = 42) and decreased by 10.8 min (p =.02) in participants 22–40 years (N = 33) per unit increase in AdjBW. The effect of birth size on adult physical activity depends on age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Human Biology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Anthropology
  • Genetics

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