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Association of Sedentary Behavior and Depression among College Students Majoring in Design

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College of Landscape Architecture, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
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Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing 210003, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3545; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103545
Received: 26 April 2020 / Revised: 10 May 2020 / Accepted: 15 May 2020 / Published: 19 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sedentary Behaviour Interventions for Office Workers and Students)
Background: This study aimed to specify the prevalence of sedentary behavior and depression and investigate the relationship between sedentary behavior and depression among college students majoring in design. Methods: A total of 480 undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in design were randomly enrolled from a university in Nanjing for a questionnaire that included sociodemographic data, physical health, sedentary behavior and depression. Results: Participants reported that they spent 14.93 (SD = 1.76) hours on sedentary behavior per day and most of the time occurred outside the classroom. There were 161 (39.8%) students who reported depression, with a statistical difference across grades. After adjusting for sociodemographic attributes, physical health and physical activity, binary logistic regression analysis showed that the total sedentary time and time spent on school assignments on weekends were significantly associated with depression. Conclusions: To reduce the risk of depression, students majoring in design should be encouraged to change sedentary behaviors to physical activities in their study and life, such as using non-seating postures to do school assignments, making time for more physical activities and reducing assignments on weekends. View Full-Text
Keywords: sedentary behavior; depression; college student; occupational health; design students sedentary behavior; depression; college student; occupational health; design students
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Xu, Z.; Xu, Q.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, J.; Liu, J.; Xu, F. Association of Sedentary Behavior and Depression among College Students Majoring in Design. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3545. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103545

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Xu Z, Xu Q, Wang Y, Zhang J, Liu J, Xu F. Association of Sedentary Behavior and Depression among College Students Majoring in Design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(10):3545. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103545

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Xu, Zhen, Qiuxia Xu, Yifan Wang, Jielu Zhang, Jiapei Liu, and Fei Xu. 2020. "Association of Sedentary Behavior and Depression among College Students Majoring in Design" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 10: 3545. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17103545

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