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Article: Factors related to non-participation in physical activity among the students in Hong Kong

TitleFactors related to non-participation in physical activity among the students in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherGeorg Thieme Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.thieme.de/sportsmed
Citation
International Journal Of Sports Medicine, 2005, v. 26 n. 7, p. 611-615 How to Cite?
AbstractThe patterns and determinants of physical inactivity among the Chinese youths are unknown. This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of physical inactivity among students in a Hong Kong university. A cross-sectional survey of year 1 and year 3 Chinese undergraduate students in 1997, using a structured, self-administered questionnaire was carried out. Questionnaires were returned by 64% (1189/1849) of the students. Thirty-one percent of the respondents did not participate in physical activity. Being female, not a university resident, studying in the Faculty of Arts and rating current health status as poor or very poor were predictors of physical inactivity. No time and no interest were the most common reasons for non-participation in physical activity among the students. This study showed that about one-third of Chinese university students are physically inactive and would gain health benefits from organized intervention. Awareness among the students about the risks of physical inactivity should be enhanced and efforts made to increase physical activity should be reinforced. Factors identified as predictors of physical inactivity should be taken into account in the design of intervention. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86451
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.528
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.213
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dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYam, HKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:17:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:17:12Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Sports Medicine, 2005, v. 26 n. 7, p. 611-615en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0172-4622en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86451-
dc.description.abstractThe patterns and determinants of physical inactivity among the Chinese youths are unknown. This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of physical inactivity among students in a Hong Kong university. A cross-sectional survey of year 1 and year 3 Chinese undergraduate students in 1997, using a structured, self-administered questionnaire was carried out. Questionnaires were returned by 64% (1189/1849) of the students. Thirty-one percent of the respondents did not participate in physical activity. Being female, not a university resident, studying in the Faculty of Arts and rating current health status as poor or very poor were predictors of physical inactivity. No time and no interest were the most common reasons for non-participation in physical activity among the students. This study showed that about one-third of Chinese university students are physically inactive and would gain health benefits from organized intervention. Awareness among the students about the risks of physical inactivity should be enhanced and efforts made to increase physical activity should be reinforced. Factors identified as predictors of physical inactivity should be taken into account in the design of intervention. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherGeorg Thieme Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.thieme.de/sportsmeden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Sports Medicineen_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Sports Medicine. Copyright © Georg Thieme Verlag.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Surveysen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLife Styleen_HK
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMotivationen_HK
dc.subject.meshMotor Activityen_HK
dc.subject.meshMultivariate Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshStudents - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.titleFactors related to non-participation in physical activity among the students in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailWong, CM:hrmrwcm@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1055/s-2004-821315en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume26en_HK
dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
dc.identifier.spage611en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridAbdullah, ASM=7102085860en_HK
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