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Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria & Desempenho Humano

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COUTO, Josiene de Oliveira et al. What is the contribution of each physical activity domain to total physical activity in adolescents?. Rev. bras. cineantropom. desempenho hum. [online]. 2020, vol.22, e70170.  Epub May 18, 2020. ISSN 1980-0037.

The present study aimed to verify the contribution of different physical activity domains to “total physical activity” in Brazilian adolescents. This is a cross-sectional study using secondary data from the third edition of the National School Health Survey - PeNSE, 2015. The sample consisted of 100,497 adolescents of both sexes enrolled in the 9th grade of elementary schools. A linear regression model was used to verify how much each domain contributed to total physical activity, considering gender, type of municipality and region. The domain with the largest contribution to “total physical activity” regardless of sociodemographic and environmental variables was “extra-school physical activity” (R2 = 0.60), followed by “active commuting” (R2 = 0.34), and finally “Physical Education classes” (R2 = 0.23). The contribution of the different domains varied by gender, type of municipality and region, and it was concluded that “extra-school physical activity” make the greatest contribution to “total physical activity”, followed by “active commuting” and “Physical Education classes”. In addition, variation was observed in the contribution of domains by gender, type of municipality and region.

Keywords : Adolescent behavior; Physical activity; Physical Education.

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