Background: Because physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) are two distinct, interdependent behaviors, increases in PA may influence SB. As a limited number of SB interventions have been tested in Latino/Hispanic samples,. The purpose of this study is to assess if there was more PA and less SB in a Hispanic border community where there had been a PA-targeted community-wide campaign since 2005. Methods: This cross-sectional study included Hispanic adults (N = 676) sampled from both intervention and comparison Texas-Mexico border communities in 2010. Our dependent variable was four-categories based on meeting PA guidelines and excessive SB (≥ 540 mins/day) cutpoints. We conducted adjusted multivariable analysis to assess the association of intervention group with the PA/SB groupings. Results: In 2010, most adults were in the Low PA/Low SB group. Compared to the comparison group, the intervention group had 6.45 (p < 0.001) times the adjusted odds of being in the High PA/Low SB vs. Low PA/High SB group. Conclusions: Five years into the campaign, more PA and less SB were more likely in the intervention community, indicating the association of some PA interventions with SB. PA-targeted interventions should capture effects on SB to expand the literature on effective SB interventions for Hispanic adults.
- Health promotion
- Individual behaviour
- Physical activity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health