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Title: Level of physical activity among teaching and support staff in the education sector in Dohuk, Iraq
Authors: Agha, S.Y.
Al Dobbagh, S.A.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: Sedentary lifestyle is a major underlying cause of death, disease, and disability worldwide. This survey in 2006 aimed to estimate the current level of physical activity among 293 school and university teaching staff and 246 support staff working in the education sector in Dohuk city, Iraq. The short form of the international physical activity questionnaire [IRAQ] was used to estimate physical activity. Using the higher IPAQ cutoff point [i.e. high, not moderate, level of activity] the prevalence of physical activity beneficial to health among all participants was 39.5%. Small but non significant differences in physical activity were found among sex, age and BMI categories. Teachers reported significantly higher physical activity levels than support staff, and individuals with longer average sitting times per day reported significantly lower levels of physical activity
Description: 1278-1284
Keywords: Faculty
Health Surveys
Body Mass Index
Subject: Motor Activity
ISSN: 1020-3397
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