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Rejali M, Mostajeran M. Assessment of physical activity in Medical and Public Health Students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences -2008. HSR 2011; 6 (2)
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-142-en.html
1- nstructor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2- MSc of Population Sciences, Department of Family and Population Health, Isfahan Province Health Center, Isfahan, Iran
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Background: Reduced level of physical activity, as an important problem of urbanization and industrial development, has a considerable impact on the population morbidity and mortality. The rate of inactivity has been reported to be 60-85% in adults worldwide. Considering the importance of physical activity among youth, the aim of this study was to evaluate the Physical activity among university students. Methods: In this cross-sectional study physical activity was assessed in 399 medical and public health students of Isfahan university of Medical Sciences. Physical activity was evaluated by standard questionnaire in four fields containing; job, transport, work and leisure time at home. Findings: Regarding moderate physical activity, 48.6% of students were active and reminder inactive. Regarding severe physical activity 32.6% were active and reminder inactive. Mean of the number of hours of moderate activity a day was 1.96 ± 0.19 hrs/ day in the last seven days. There was significant relationship between physical activity  and sex and student__AWT_QUOTE__s major. Conclusion: The results indicated that the level of physical activity was not sufficient among students, so considering its importance among students, it is necessary to educate them regarding life style modification specially to increase the level of physical activity during their leisure time
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: education health and promotion
Received: 2020/07/16 | Accepted: 2011/03/15 | Published: 2011/03/15

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