Vigorous intensity physical activity prevalence among students from three Mexican universities and its relation with socio-demographic characteristics
ISPAH ePoster Library. Garcia Gonzalez V. 10/15/18; 225100; 158
Dra Vanessa Garcia Gonzalez
Dra Vanessa Garcia Gonzalez
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Abstract Physical activity levels decline among young adults transitioning into university. Vigorous-intensity physical activity (VPA) is a key indicator of PA levels. The objectives of this study were to describe the prevalence of not doing vigorous intensity physical activity for a representative sample of students from three universities located in a municipality in Mexico (Central Region), and to examine the relationships with socio-demographic characteristics.Physical activity and socio-demographic data was collected through a survey using GPAQ Spanish version. The survey was conducted among first and fourth year students (2015, n=1046) from three different universities. The questionnaire was paper based and self-administer. Questionnaires were answered inside the classrooms during school time at the beginning of school year. GPAQ protocols to clean and analyze data were used. We obtained descriptive statistics, then chi-square analyses to determine if relationships existed. Significant predictors (p < .05) were evaluated using logistic regression. We used IBM SPSS Statistics, (version 21). Findings showed 39.7% of students did no VPA. The odds for not doing VPA were 0.342 times lower for male students (p= 0.000, 95% C for EXP (B), 0.257, 0.483); while for those studying and working at the same time decreased by a factor of 0.441 (p= 0.000, 95% C for EXP (B), 0.305, 0.638); and were 0.606 times lower for students whose mother completed high school or higher, (p= 0.006, 95% C for EXP (B), 0.425, 0.864), all other factors being equal.Further replication of this work among other university students from middle-income countries is warranted.
Abstract Physical activity levels decline among young adults transitioning into university. Vigorous-intensity physical activity (VPA) is a key indicator of PA levels. The objectives of this study were to describe the prevalence of not doing vigorous intensity physical activity for a representative sample of students from three universities located in a municipality in Mexico (Central Region), and to examine the relationships with socio-demographic characteristics.Physical activity and socio-demographic data was collected through a survey using GPAQ Spanish version. The survey was conducted among first and fourth year students (2015, n=1046) from three different universities. The questionnaire was paper based and self-administer. Questionnaires were answered inside the classrooms during school time at the beginning of school year. GPAQ protocols to clean and analyze data were used. We obtained descriptive statistics, then chi-square analyses to determine if relationships existed. Significant predictors (p < .05) were evaluated using logistic regression. We used IBM SPSS Statistics, (version 21). Findings showed 39.7% of students did no VPA. The odds for not doing VPA were 0.342 times lower for male students (p= 0.000, 95% C for EXP (B), 0.257, 0.483); while for those studying and working at the same time decreased by a factor of 0.441 (p= 0.000, 95% C for EXP (B), 0.305, 0.638); and were 0.606 times lower for students whose mother completed high school or higher, (p= 0.006, 95% C for EXP (B), 0.425, 0.864), all other factors being equal.Further replication of this work among other university students from middle-income countries is warranted.
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