Sleep quality and its associations with leisure-time exercise and excess weight among civil servants.

Everton Alex Carvalho Zanuto, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes


The objective of this study was to analyze the association between sleep quality, leisure-time exercise and obesity among university employees. The sample consisted of 92 adults of both genders. Sleep quality and physical activity were assessed by questionnaires. Overweight/obesity was diagnosed based on body mass index, which was calculated from self-reported measures of body weight and height. The prevalence of sleep disorders was 53.84%. An association was observed between obesity (OR = 7.22 [OR95%CI: 1.65-31.5]) and poor sleep quality, and between physical activity and good sleep quality (OR = 0.19 [OR95%CI: 0.04-0.95]), irrespective of other confounders. In conclusion, the results showed a high prevalence of sleep disorders, which were independently associated with physical activity and obesity.


Adults; Physical activity; Obesity; Sleep.

Full Text:



The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, BrazilThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Atribuição 3.0 Unported License.