Epidemiology of health risk behavior among university students

Revista Ciências em Saúde

View Publication Info
Field Value
Title Epidemiology of health risk behavior among university students
Creator Campos Lopes, Tomires
Gastélum-Cuadras, Gabriel
Oliveira, Artur Luís Bessa de
Esteves, Gabriel El-Corab
Guimarães, Andréa Carmen
Valentim-Silva, João Rafael
Dantas, Estélio Henrique Martin
Subject epidemiology
physical activity
Description Introduction: Moderate and vigorous physical activity is essential to maintain proper body composition, to reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, it reduces the risk of stroke, hypertension, and depression. Even so, it is an essential determinant of energy expenditure and, therefore, fundamental for energy balance and weight control. Objective: The objective of this epidemiological study is twofold: to quantify and qualify the physical activity of students at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) and to compare the level of physical activity of incoming and graduating students. Methodology: The present study used the National College Health Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) questionnaire adapted and validated for use by Brazilian undergraduate students and addressed only aspects related to physical activity. Of the 18,986 students enrolled on UFMT's 5 campuses, 9,720 students accessed the questionnaire. Of these, 7,379 had their answers validated, corresponding to 75.92% of accesses or 38.87% of the universe studied. Results: This study found differences in the level of physical activity among university students, observing less physical activity on the Rondonópolis campus, less physical activity for students in the areas of Linguistics and Letters, when compared with students from other areas, less physical activity in students females when compared to males and less physical activity among freshmen compared to graduates. Conclusion: The study suggest the need for greater investment in policies to promote physical activity among university students in all areas.
Publisher AISI/HCI
Date 2021-06-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer reviewed
Avaliado pelos pares
Format application/pdf
Source Revista Ciências em Saúde; v. 11 n. 2 (2021): Abril a Junho de 2021; 73-81
Health Sciences Journal; Vol 11 No 2 (2021): April to June 2021; 73-81
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Revista Ciências em Saúde

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us


Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library