C-40 Free Communication/Poster - Population-based Surveillance Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7: 30 AM - 12: 30 PM Room: Exhibit Hall F
PURPOSE: Evaluate if persons who report participation in select worksite walking and biking activities are at higher odds of meeting aerobic PA guidelines compared to persons who do not report these activities.
METHODS: We used data from the 2012 Summer ConsumerStyles survey (n=2326) to estimate prevalence of employed adults who report worksite related walking or biking behaviors. Adults were asked “Now thinking about while you are at your workplace, which of the following activities do you do? [activities listed in Table 1]. Respondents were also asked about the number of days and time spent participating in overall weekly moderate and vigorous PA separately. Respondents were categorized as meeting aerobic PA guidelines (≥150 mins/wk of moderate-intensity-equivalent activity) or not. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate the odds of meeting PA guidelines by workplace walking/biking activities after adjusting for sex, age, race/ethnicity, and education.
RESULTS: Walking or biking to/from work, walking in a gym or facility, and walking during breaks were significantly associated with greater odds of meeting aerobic PA guidelines.
CONCLUSIONS: Walking or biking as part of worksite opportunities are associated with obtaining the recommended amount of PA. Whether persons who participate in worksite walking/biking meet PA guidelines because of walking at work, or whether employees who are active gravitate to being active at work needs further exploration.