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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | Sudan | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017
Physical Activity, Body Mass Index in Relation to Academic Performances among University Students, University of Bahri - Khartoum, Sudan
Abstract: Physical activities in relation to academic performances had not get much attention in Sudan. The aim was to conduct a quantitative correlational analysis of physical activity in relation to academic performance and to determine the relationship between body weight and academic performance as well as to identify if BMI would predict the academic performances among students at University of Bahri. Methodology Descriptive and analytical cross sectional design was used. The result showed that moderate physical activity were found among (38.7 %). the GPA for the highest percentage was 2.40 3.49. BMI (18.50 24.99) were found among 69.3 % with GPA around 2.40-3.49 (68.6 %). There was no significant relation between the gender and GPA, p> 0.05. Likewise there was no significant difference between males and females in GPA, sig> 0.05. There was no significant relation between the BMI and GPA, p> 0.05. Nevertheless there was a significant difference in GPA between students with different BMIs, sig < 0.05. There was a significant relation between the physical activity and GPA, p< 0.05. And a significant difference in GPA between students with different physical activities, sig < 0.05. It means that physical activity effect on GPA.
Keywords: Physical activity, body mass index, grade point average GPA, academic performance
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,
Pages: 418 - 423