Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
    • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Study aims and scope
    • 1.2 Structure of this report
  • 2 Methods
    • 2.1 Select linked diseases and increased risk
    • 2.2 Determine physical activity levels
    • 2.3 Theoretical minimum risk exposure distribution
    • 2.4 Quantify physical inactivity burden
    • 2.5 Estimate the joint effect
    • 2.6 Socioeconomic group analysis
    • 2.7 Comparison with attributable burden in 2003
    • 2.8 Scenario modelling
  • 3 Burden due to physical inactivity
    • 3.1 Physical activity prevalence in 2011
    • 3.2 Physical activity attributable burden
    • 3.3 Physical inactivity burden by linked disease
    • 3.4 Fatal and non-fatal attributable burden by linked disease
    • 3.5 Physical inactivity burden by linked disease, age and sex
    • 3.6 Proportion of burden due to physical inactivity for each linked disease
    • 3.7 Attributable burden by activity level
    • 3.8 Comparison using all physical activity domains
    • 3.9 Combined impact of physical inactivity and overweight and obesity
  • 4 Variation across socioeconomic groups
    • 4.1 Inequalities in attributable burden
  • 5 Changes between 2003 and 2011
    • 5.1 Comparison of physical activity in 2011 and 2003
    • 5.2 Overall change in attributable burden
  • 6 Scenario modelling
    • 6.1 Predicted prevalence of physical activity levels in 2020
    • 6.2 Physical inactivity burden in 2020
    • 6.3 Scenario differences in 2020 by age
  • 7 Discussion
    • 7.1 Major findings
    • 7.2 Potential to reduce disease burden
    • 7.3 Strengths
    • 7.4 Limitations
    • 7.5 Future directions
    • 7.6 Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Detailed methods
  • Selection of linked diseases
  • Population exposure: prevalence of physical activity in each level
  • Theoretical minimum risk exposure distribution
  • Calculation of population attributable fractions
  • Estimating the joint effect
  • Socioeconomic group analysis
  • Scenario modelling
  • Appendix B: Selection of relative risks
  • Appendix C: Additional tables
  • Glossary