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dc.contributor.authorTaha, A.Z.A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:19:57Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:19:57Z
dc.date.issued2008EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1402/14_2_2008_0344_0355.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117444
dc.description344-355EN
dc.description.abstractThe 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 studentsEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectMotor ActivityEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectStudentsEN
dc.subjectSchoolsEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectBody Mass IndexEN
dc.subjectObesityEN
dc.subjectDiabetes MellitusEN
dc.subjectHypertensionEN
dc.subject.meshKnowledgeEN
dc.titleSelf-reported knowledge and pattern of physical activity among school students in Al Khobar, Saudi ArabiaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (‎2)‎, 344-355, 2008


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