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Author (up) Brunes, A.; Gudmundsdottir, S.L.; Augestad, L.B.   
  Title Gender-specific associations between leisure-time physical activity and symptoms of anxiety: the HUNT study Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol Abbreviated Journal Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology  
  Volume 50 Issue 3 Pages 419-427  
  Keywords Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Anxiety/*diagnosis/epidemiology/psychology; Anxiety Disorders/*diagnosis/psychology; Exercise/*psychology; Female; Humans; Incidence; Leisure Activities/*psychology; Male; Middle Aged; Norway; Prospective Studies; Sex Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires; Young Adult; HUNT2; HUNT3  
  Abstract PURPOSE: The underlying goal of the study was to examine gender-specific effects of leisure-time physical activity on the development of symptoms of anxiety. METHODS: The second wave of a prospective cohort survey (HUNT 2) was conducted during 1995-1997 in the county of Nord-Trondelag, Norway, with a follow-up in 2006-2008 (HUNT 3). The sample consisted of 12,796 women and 11,195 men with an age range of 19-85 years. A binomial model with a log-link function and generalized linear model analysis with gamma distribution was used to assess the association between physical activity and anxiety symptoms (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale anxiety subscale, HADS-A). RESULTS: A total of 1,211 (9.5 %) women and 650 (5.8 %) men developed HADS-defined anxiety (>/=8 on the HADS-A scale). Men who scored in the middle tertile of the calculated physical activity index developed significantly fewer cases of HADS-defined anxiety compared with men in the lowest tertile (p  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Department of Neuroscience, The Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Editor  
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  Call Number HUNT @ maria.stuifbergen @ Brunes2015 Serial 1797  
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