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Type Journal Article - BMC public health
Title Estimation of leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among school adolescents in Nepal
Author(s)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-14-637
Abstract
Background
Leisure-time physical activity is essential for healthy and physically active life; however, this domain of physical activity is less common in developing countries. Information on leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Nepalese population is not available. The study was carried out to assess leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among high school adolescents and identify the associated factors in Nepal.

Methods
A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in Banke district, Nepal in 2013 among higher secondary school students using self-administered questionnaire based on International Physical Activity Questionnaire. A sample of 405 students, 178 females and 227 males, of the age–group 15 to 20 years from seven schools were included in the study. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was carried out to identify factors associated with participation in leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

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