|Title:||Self-reported knowledge and pattern of physical activity among school students in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia|
|Abstract:||The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the self-reported knowledge and pattern of physical activity among a sample of 1240 male and 1331 female intermediate and secondary school students in Al-Khobar city, Saudi Arabia. The majority of male and female students knew that physical activity is protective against diseases in general [92.9% and 91.8% respectively] and in the prevention of obesity [69.4% and 78.5%] but had poor knowledge about the role of physical activity in the prevention of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Significantly more male students than female students practised physical activity 3+ times per week [45.6% versus 33.7%]. Age and the knowledge that exercise protects from obesity were the main determinants of the practice of physical activity among male students|
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