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Systematic review and meta-analysis of reduction in all-cause mortality from walking and cycling and shape of dose response relationship

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, October 2014
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Title
Systematic review and meta-analysis of reduction in all-cause mortality from walking and cycling and shape of dose response relationship
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12966-014-0132-x
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Authors

Paul Kelly, Sonja Kahlmeier, Thomas Götschi, Nicola Orsini, Justin Richards, Nia Roberts, Peter Scarborough, Charlie Foster

Abstract

Background and objectiveWalking and cycling have shown beneficial effects on population risk of all-cause mortality (ACM). This paper aims to review the evidence and quantify these effects, adjusted for other physical activity (PA).Data sourcesWe conducted a systematic review to identify relevant studies. Searches were conducted in November 2013 using the following health databases of publications: Embase (OvidSP); Medline (OvidSP); Web of Knowledge; CINAHL; SCOPUS; SPORTDiscus. We also searched reference lists of relevant texts and reviews.Study eligibility criteria and participantsEligible studies were prospective cohort design and reporting walking or cycling exposure and mortality as an outcome. Only cohorts of individuals healthy at baseline were considered eligible.Study appraisal and synthesis methodsExtracted data included study population and location, sample size, population characteristics (age and sex), follow-up in years, walking or cycling exposure, mortality outcome, and adjustment for other co-variables. We used random-effects meta-analyses to investigate the beneficial effects of regular walking and cycling.ResultsWalking (18 results from 14 studies) and cycling (8 results from 7 studies) were shown to reduce the risk of all-cause mortality, adjusted for other PA. For a standardised dose of 11.25 MET.hours per week (or 675 MET.minutes per week), the reduction in risk for ACM was 11% (95% CI =4 to 17%) for walking and 10% (95% CI =6 to 13%) for cycling. The estimates for walking are based on 280,000 participants and 2.6 million person-years and for cycling they are based on 187,000 individuals and 2.1 million person-years. The shape of the dose¿response relationship was modelled through meta-analysis of pooled relative risks within three exposure intervals. The dose¿response analysis showed that walking or cycling had the greatest effect on risk for ACM in the first (lowest) exposure interval.Conclusions and implicationsThe analysis shows that walking and cycling have population-level health benefits even after adjustment for other PA. Public health approaches would have the biggest impact if they are able to increase walking and cycling levels in the groups that have the lowest levels of these activities.Review registrationThe review protocol was registered with Prospero (International database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care) PROSPERO 2013: CRD42013004266.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 1%
Canada 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 254 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 19%
Student > Master 45 17%
Researcher 40 15%
Student > Bachelor 19 7%
Other 18 7%
Other 63 24%
Unknown 32 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 53 20%
Sports and Recreations 30 11%
Social Sciences 25 9%
Environmental Science 23 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 8%
Other 56 21%
Unknown 59 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 451. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 June 2020.
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#1
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