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Atividade física no deslocamento à escola e no tempo livre em crianças e adolescentes da cidade de João Pessoa, PB, Brasil

Citation

Silva, Kelly Samara da; Lopes, Adair da Silva; & Silva, Francisco Martins da (2008). Atividade física no deslocamento à escola e no tempo livre em crianças e adolescentes da cidade de João Pessoa, PB, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Ciência e Movimento, 15(3), 61-70.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe and associated the displacement form until the
school and the physical activity in the free time for the students. The study sample comprised
1,570 schoolchildren (808 male, 762 female) aged 7 to 12 years from João Pessoa, PB. The
students answered three questions about way of among to school and the expended time spent, and the most physical activity in leisure time. Statistical analyses were proportion ratio test, qui-square and Poisson regression. Among the students, 70% walked or cycled to school and more than 50% were inactive in the leisure time. The possibility to use passive transport (automobile) was 60% greater in students who lived more than 20 minutes busy from school when
compared to those who lived by less than 10 minutes, and it was eleven times greater for students of private schools than for public schools. No association between activities leisure time and the means of transportation. It was concludes that almost one third of the students dislocated passively to school and more than half sedentary activities in leisure time. It is suggested implementation of strategies a join effort among sports, health, education and transportation
sectors are needed in order to evoke behavior changes to more active lifestyles.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2008

Journal Title

Revista Brasileira de Ciência e Movimento

Author(s)

Silva, Kelly Samara da
Lopes, Adair da Silva
Silva, Francisco Martins da