Examination of physical activity levels of Bartin University students
Yıldız, Yasemin Şahin
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Aim: Sedentary lifestyle is one of the reasons of impairment of health. For a healty life, person should be conscious about physical activity and increase their activity levels. The purpose of this study is to determine the physical activity levels of Bartin University students. Methods: Sociodemographic form and International Physical Activity Survey were applied to 1051 volunteer students that participated in the study. Scores were obtained by using MET (metabolic equivalent) value. Participants' physical activity levels were classified as low (<600 MET), moderate (600-3000 MET) and high (>3000 MET). In the analysis of the data, frequency, percentage and Chi-Square were used and the significance level was accepted as p<0.05. Result: When the frequency and percentage distributions of physical activity levels of the students are evaluated; of the students 36.4% sufficient level, 44.4% low level to participated physical activity. 19.2% of the students were found not to be physically active. The mean daily sitting time (min) was 358.2±261.6. In the students' physical activity levels, their departments, gender, education-seminar receiving status and alcohol use statistically significant differences were found (p<0.05). Conclusions: Because of the only 36.4% of the students have enough physical activity, students should be increase physical activity in order to run up the protection of the health and quality of life.