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ERIC Number: EJ822755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0890-765X
Rates of Physical Activity among Appalachian Adolescents in Ohio
Hortz, Brian; Stevens, Emily; Holden, Becky; Petosa, R. Lingyak
Journal of Rural Health, v25 n1 p58-61 Win 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the physical activity behavior of high school students living in the Appalachian region of Ohio. Methods: A cross-sectional sample of 1,024 subjects from 11 schools in Appalachian Ohio was drawn. Previously validated instruments were used to measure physical activity behavior over 7 days. Findings: Appalachian adolescents fell short of recommended levels of activity. They reported high rates of sedentary behavior by 9th grade. Appalachian adolescents may be acquiring sedentary behaviors earlier than adolescents living in other regions. Low rates of activity make this population particularly at risk for the health consequences associated with inactivity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio