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Journal of Physical Education

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LOURENCO, Camilo Luis Monteiro et al. PASSIVE COMMUTING TO SCHOOL AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG ADOLESCENTS. J. Phys. Educ. [online]. 2017, vol.28, e2831.  Epub 26-Out-2017. ISSN 2448-2455.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4025/jphyseduc.v28i1.2831.

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of the passive commuting to school and associated factors among adolescents (14-19 years) of public and private schools from Uberaba, MG, Brazil. A total of 1009 adolescents participated of this epidemiological transversal study. The outcome of the study was the passive commuting (motorcycle, car and bus) and exploratory variables were socio-demographic (sex, age, labor status, grade and study shifts), perceptive and behavioral (physical activity appreciation, screen behavior and leisure physical activity) and health (BMI). The Odds Ratio (OR) was the association measure employed in the analyses. Passive commuting was prevalent in 58.3% (IC95%: 55.2-61.4) of the adolescents and it was associated with female sex (OR: 1.82; IC95%: 1.32-2.51), 3rd series of education (OR: 1.67; IC95%: 1.07-2.61) and to less actives in leisure (OR: 1,44; IC95%: 1,03-2,01). On the other hand, to study in public schools was less associated (OR: 0.16; IC95%: 0.10-0.26). The passive commuting for school was prevalent in more than half of the adolescents and is associated with the female sex, last school series, as well as the less active life style in the leisure.

Palavras-chave : Motor activity; Sedentary life style; Health surveys..

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