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Leisure time physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour and lifestyle correlates among students aged 13-15 in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, 2007-2013

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-28T16:19:13Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-28T16:19:13Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-22 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9420
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between self-reported leisure time physical inactivity frequency and sedentary behaviour and lifestyle correlates among school children in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region. The analysis included 30,284 school children aged 13-15 years from seven ASEAN countries that participated in the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) between 2007 and 2013. The measure asked about overall physical activity, walking or biking to school, and on time spent sitting. Overall, the prevalence of physical inactivity was 80.4%, ranging from 74.8% in Myanmar to 90.7% in Cambodia and sedentary behaviour 33.0%, ranging from 10.5% in Cambodia and Myanmar to 42.7% in Malaysia. In multivariate logistic regression, not walking or biking to school, not attending physical education classes, inadequate vegetable consumption and lack of protective factors (peer and parental or guardian support) were associated with physical inactivity, and older age (14 and 15 years old), coming from an upper middle income country, being overweight or obese, attending physical education classes, alcohol use, loneliness, peer support and lack of parental or guardian supervision were associated with sedentary behaviour. In boys, lower socioeconomic status (in the form of having experienced hunger) and coming from a low income or lower middle income country were additionally associated with physical inactivity, and in girls, higher socioeconomic status, not walking or biking to school and being bullied were additionally associated with sedentary behaviour. In conclusion, a very high prevalence of leisure physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour among school going adolescents in ASEAN was found and several factors identified that may inform physical activity promotion programmes in school-going adolescents in ASEAN. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher MDPI AG en
dc.subject PHYSICAL ACTIVITY en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject WEIGHT MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.title Leisure time physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour and lifestyle correlates among students aged 13-15 in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, 2007-2013 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 13(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Basel, Switzerland en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9095 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=16255 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7904 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Pengpid, S. (2016) Leisure time physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour and lifestyle correlates among students aged 13-15 in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, 2007-2013. <i>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health</i>. 13:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9420 en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en


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