Societal and Economic impact of Physical Activity and Sedentary behavior (SEPAS)

In this multidisiplinary study utilizing both expertise of economics and physical activity epidemiology population-based NFBC1966 data with objective measurement of PA and SB  and individual level information on the direct costs related to utiluzations of healthcare services and indirect costs related to ebsenteeism from work from Finnish population registers.

Specific research questions of this project are:

Q1: How self-reported and  objectively measured PA and SED affect direct (healthcare utilization) and indirect (sickness and unemployment benefits, taxable and capital income, pensions) costs and benefits?
Q2: How PA and changes in PA levels are associated with direct and indirect costs?
Q3: How objectively measured PA, SED and individual PA profiles at 46y are associated with the long term direct and indirect costs?
Q4: How socio-economic status (income, occupation, education), health behaviors (smoking, alcohol, nutrition, sleep) and self-reported health aspects are associated with PA and SED?
Q5: What kind of intervention strategies and recommendations are needed to help promote PA in a cost-effective manner? (Literature review)
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Last updated: 26.8.2020