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Community belonging and sedentary behaviour among First Nations adults in Canada: The moderating role of income

TitleCommunity belonging and sedentary behaviour among First Nations adults in Canada: The moderating role of income
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAnderson, S., Currie C. L., Copeland J. L., and Metz G. A.
JournalAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center
Volume23
Pages1 - 14
Abstract

This study examined how income and community belonging may interact to influence leisure sedentary behavior among Indigenous adults. Data were obtained from 1,304 First Nations adults who completed the Canadian Community Health Survey in 2012. Among average-income earners, a strong sense of belonging to local community was associated with less sedentary behavior, a finding also documented in the general population. Among low-income earners, a strong sense of belonging to local community was associated with more sedentary behavior, a finding that is novel in the literature. These associations remained significant after adjustment for sociodemographic covariates and mental and physical health, suggesting other factors are influencing this correlation.

URLhttp://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/CAIANH/journal/Pages/Volume23.aspx
DOI10.5820/aian.2305.2016.1
Document URLhttp://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/CAIANH/journal/Documents/Volume%2023/Anderson_23%285%29_Belonging_sedentary_income_1-14.pdf