Prevalence and correlates of strength training among japanese adults : Analysis of the SSF National Sports-Life Survey 2006

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Title translated into German:Verbreitung und Ergänzung von Krafttraining bei japanischen Erwachsenen : Analyse der nationalen Sport-Lebens-Studie (SSF) 2006
Author:Harada, Kazuhiro; Oka, Koichiro; Ota, Akemi; Shibata, Ai; Nakamura, Yoshio
Published in:International journal of sport and health science
Published:6 (2008), S. 66-71, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:1880-4012, 0915-3942, 1348-1509
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Identification number:PU200902000675


The purpose of the present study was to examine the prevalence of strength training among Japanese adults, and to identify the characteristics of individuals who engage in strength training regularly. The current data was collected from 3000 randomly selected Japanese adults in the SSF National Sports-Life Survey 2006 (Sasakawa Sports Foundation, 2006). The response rate was 62.2%. As a result, the prevalence of regular strength training (more than 2 times per week) was 3.9%. In particular, the rates of regular strength training were low in older individuals (60-69 years were 2.5%, over 70 years were 0.6%). Logistic regression analysis revealed that age, gender, smoking habit, and self-rated physical fitness were significantly correlated with regular strength training. These findings indicate that the majority of Japanese do not participate strength training, especially among the elderly, women, smokers, and those with a lower degree of physical fitness. Verf.-Referat