2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1415-790x2009000200016
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Physical activity and eating habits in public high schools from different regions in Brazil: the Saude na Boa project

Abstract: PURPOSE: To analyze physical activity and dietary patterns of adolescents and young adults attending evening classes in high schools at two socioeconomic and culturally contrasting Cities in Brazil: Recife (in northern Brazil) and Florianopolis (in southern Brazil). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional analysis (baseline data) of a school-based randomized trial (the Saude na Boa project), including 2,147 students (15-24 years of age; 55.7% females) from 10 schools in each city, pair-matched by size and location.… Show more

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“…23,a More recent studies, which used similar PA measures and cut-off points, indicate a high prevalence of physical inactivity in adolescents of Pelotas, Southern Brazil 1,10 and the following Brazilian citiesFlorianópolis, 14 Londrina, 16 São Paulo, 5 Rio de Janeiro 4 and Recife 14 -with values varying between 39.2% 16 and 69.8%. 1 The high prevalence of physical inactivity found in Curitiba (85.5%, Table 1) is higher than those found in the previously mentioned studies and more coherent with the Brazilian situation.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 95%
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“…23,a More recent studies, which used similar PA measures and cut-off points, indicate a high prevalence of physical inactivity in adolescents of Pelotas, Southern Brazil 1,10 and the following Brazilian citiesFlorianópolis, 14 Londrina, 16 São Paulo, 5 Rio de Janeiro 4 and Recife 14 -with values varying between 39.2% 16 and 69.8%. 1 The high prevalence of physical inactivity found in Curitiba (85.5%, Table 1) is higher than those found in the previously mentioned studies and more coherent with the Brazilian situation.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 95%
“…9,18,22,25 The multidimensionality of such factors shows the complexity of aspects that can infl uence this behavior. 17 Some Brazilian studies have analyzed the association between PA and demographic-biological (age, 1,5,8 gender 5,8,11,14 and skin color 10 ) and socioeconomic factors (income, 8 economic class 1,5,10,11 and parents' level of education 1 ). However, there is a lack of studies that analyze the association with sociocultural variables, such as the social support and perception of barriers for the practice of PA.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In addition, the food frequency questionnaire, the method of investigation generally used, does not provide accurate intake measurements. 5,21 The present study aimed to analyze fruit and vegetable intake among adolescents and to identify associated factors.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Foi identificada associação negativa entre EMC e estado nutricional, estando os estágios iniciais associados ao risco de sobrepeso/obesidade 43,56 . Entretanto, o que ainda não está claro é se o sobrepeso que dificulta a prática habitual de AF ou vice-versa 33 .…”
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