Sport practice among private secondary-school students in Dubai in 2004
AbstractA study was made of sport practice and of knowledge, attitude and practice towards sport among 1475 private secondary-school students in Dubai, United Arab Emirates [UAE] in 2004. UAE students practised sport more than non-UAE students [33.9% versus 18.7% had good levels of activity] but there was no significant difference in positive attitudes towards sport practice [87.1% and 86.2% respectively]. A good level of sport [vigorous exercise >/= 3 times per week for 20 min] was higher among males [26.0%] than females [14.7%]. There was a significant association between overweight and obesity as well as tobacco smoking and low levels of sport practice. Health education intervention is needed to improve sport practice among young people
Wasfi, A.S., El Sherbiny, A.A.M., Gurashi, E. & Al Sayegh, F.U. (2008). Sport practice among private secondary-school students in Dubai in 2004. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117483
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (3), 704-714, 2008
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