BODY MASS INDEX and Sedentary LIFESTYLE IN PUBLIC Schools Adolescents of the Interior of Piaui, Brazil

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151742
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Title:
BODY MASS INDEX and Sedentary LIFESTYLE IN PUBLIC Schools Adolescents of the Interior of Piaui, Brazil
Abstract:
BODY MASS INDEX and Sedentary LIFESTYLE IN PUBLIC Schools Adolescents of the Interior of Piaui, Brazil
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Vilarouca da Silva, Ana Roberta, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Federal University of the Piaui
Title:Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To know the body mass index and sedentary lifestyle among public schools adolescents in the city of Picos, PI, Brazil. Methods:  A descriptive and cross-sectional study carried out from August to November 2010 with 145 adolescents of both sexes, aged between 12 and 18 years. A form was used containing the following variables: age, sex, weight, body mass index, height and physical activity. On the practice of physical activity, it was asked the number of hours, frequency and type. Body mass index was assessed according to criteria for adolescents. It was classified as sedentary the adolescent who practiced physical exercises for less than thirty minutes and less than three times a week. The requirements of the Guidelines and Rules of Research with Human Beings were followed. Results: Of the sample, 37.2% were male and 62.8% female. The mean age was 14.5 years. Of the total students surveyed, 49.7% were sedentary, while 50.3% practiced some kind of activity. Of the sample, 91.1% had BMI in normal standards, 8.2% in overweight and only 0.7% in obesity. Among sedentary, 91.6% had a BMI within the normal range, 6.9% in overweight and 1.3% in obesity. 
Conclusion: The practice or not of physical activity was almost the same among adolescents. The percentage of sedentary adolescents with normal BMI was higher than the percentage of sedentary adolescents in overweight or obesity. The school environment is an excellent place to implement intervention programs on feeding habits and physical activities to improve the quality of life in this age group.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBODY MASS INDEX and Sedentary LIFESTYLE IN PUBLIC Schools Adolescents of the Interior of Piaui, Brazilen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151742-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">BODY MASS INDEX and Sedentary LIFESTYLE IN PUBLIC Schools Adolescents of the Interior of Piaui, Brazil</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Vilarouca da Silva, Ana Roberta, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Federal University of the Piaui</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">robertavilarouca@yahoo.com.br</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;To know the body mass index and sedentary lifestyle among public schools adolescents in the city of Picos, PI, Brazil. Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;A descriptive and cross-sectional study carried out from August to November 2010 with 145 adolescents of both sexes, aged between 12 and 18 years. A form was used containing the following variables: age, sex, weight, body mass index, height and physical activity. On the practice of physical activity, it was asked the number of hours, frequency and type. Body mass index was assessed according to criteria for adolescents. It was classified as sedentary the adolescent who practiced physical exercises for less than thirty minutes and less than three times a week. The requirements of the Guidelines and Rules of Research with Human Beings were followed. Results:&nbsp;Of the sample, 37.2% were male and 62.8% female. The mean age was 14.5 years. Of the total students surveyed, 49.7% were sedentary, while 50.3% practiced some kind of activity. Of the sample, 91.1% had BMI in normal standards, 8.2% in overweight and only 0.7% in obesity. Among sedentary, 91.6% had a BMI within the normal range, 6.9% in overweight and 1.3% in obesity.&nbsp; <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;The practice or not of physical activity was almost the same among adolescents. The percentage of sedentary adolescents with normal BMI was higher than the percentage of sedentary adolescents in overweight or obesity. The school environment is an excellent place to implement intervention programs on feeding habits and physical activities to improve the quality of life in this age group.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:12:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:12:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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