International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Pakistan | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Physical, Dietary, Sedentary, Behavior and Gender Differences among these Factors of Adolescents in Lahore

Kainat Ameer | Wajeeha Mahmood [2] | Hafiz Sheraz Arshad [15]


Abstract: BACKGROUND Physical activity and sedentary lifestyle play a major role in determining the health status of a child and the diseases that may overcome him in future to rule out the difference in physical activity and sedentary life style between male and female students OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is any difference in physical activity and sedentary life style in male and female students. METHODS cross sectional study was conducted in spirit school, 186 both male and female students of age between12-16 were selected through simple random techniques Questionnaires were circulated among 200 participants and out of that 186 were returned filled completely ATLS scale was used to evaluate physical activity level and life style of participants chi-square test was used to check the significance of the study and p value of 0.05 was considered significant. RESULTSMales were found to be more active in regular walk per weekwith p value of 0.000 indicating significance of results. Females were found to use stairs more frequently than males, p value of 0.000 showed that the results were significant. Majority of both the male and females were found to walk for 30 minutes. A similar frequency of both male and female mentioned that they have their breakfast 7 times a week CONCLUSION It was concluded that males have more active life style and that females are spending a more sedentary lifestyle they have more irregular meals p value of 0.000 concluded that results were significant


Keywords: sedentary life style, physical activity, ADLs Activities of daily living


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,


Pages: 539 - 546


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