Lifestyle among physical education students of a public university in Sergipe, Brazil

The objective was to analyze the lifestyle in Physical Education students at a public university in Sergipe, Brazil. The random sample was 217 students at Federal University of Sergipe, 20.6 (± 3.1) years old, with 105 of the graduate and 112 of the bachelor. The prevalence of inappropriate lifestyle was 3.3% (95%CI: 0.9-1.6) among the students studied. Most students, 57.4% (95%CI: 50.7 -64.0), didn't meet recommendations for physical activity. The graduate students were more inadequate than bachelor's students in the global lifestyle and in the sleep, safety belt, stress and safe sex behaviors. The findings contribute to the university to develop campaigns and outreach programs on campus to promote healthier lifestyle.

health behavior; students; physical education and training; cross; sectional studies

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