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Physical Activity among Spanish Undergraduate Students: A Descriptive Correlational Study.
Año:2019
Áreas de investigación
  • Educación física y deporte
Datos
Descripción
Achieving the recommended levels of physical activity (PA) is associated with better health. Despite this, most undergraduate students report low levels of PA. This study aimed to assess the achievement of recommended PA levels in a wide sample of undergraduate students from Madrid (N = 2960). Overall PA and leisure-time PA (LTPA) were measured with the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ). Descriptive analyses and logistic regression were performed. It was revealed that 22.4% and 55.6% of overall PA and LTPA, respectively, did not achieve World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. When PA was measured as overall PA, the achievement of the recommended level was positively predicted by male sex; a Body Mass Index (BMI) indicative of normal weight or being overweight; spending less time sitting or reclining; work; and studying health science, social sciences, engineering, or architecture (all p < 0.001; r2 = 0.075). Using LTPA, the positive predictors of achieving recommended PA levels were male sex, having a BMI indicative of normal weight or being overweight, work, studying at a public university, and studying health science (r2 = 0.048). These findings suggest that universities should implement strategies to promote PA.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
ISSN
1660-4601
Factor de impacto JCR
1
Información de impacto
Volumen
16
DOI
10.3390/ijerph16152770
Número de revista
15
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Participantes
  • Autor: Jorge Acebes Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Diez-Vega (Universidad Europea de Madrid)
  • Autor: Gabriel Rodriguez Romo (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Deporte y Entrenamiento
  • Departamento: Deportes
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