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Study on the physical activity level of Turkish males

Türk erkeklerinin fiziksel aktivite seviyelerinin incelenmesi

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The aim of this study was to investigate physical activity (PA) level of the Turkish males who lived in Bursa. A total of 365 subjects between 18 - 69 age participated to this study. To determine physical activity levels, International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was applied. PA levels of subjects were categorized as inactive, minimum active and HEPA active by using MET method. The relations of parameters, such as their age, BMI, education, marital status, number of children, smoking and alcohol use were determined with PA level. The results were analyzed by using Chi - Square test. The subjects have 1725 MET min/week average physical activity level, and 47.7 % of them were physically inactive, 30.4 % were physically minimum active and 21.9 % were physically hepa active. As a result, it can be said that the physical activity levels of the Turkish males who lived in Bursa are not sufficient and the inactive people are very common.
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Bu çalışmanın amacı Bursa’da yaşayan Türk erkeklerinin fiziksel aktivite (FA) seviyelerinin araştırılmasıdır. Araştırmaya, 18 - 69 yaş arasında olan toplam 365 denek katıldı. Fiziksel aktivite seviyesini belirlemek için Uluslar arası Fiziksel Aktivite Anketi (IPAQ) uygulandı. Deneklerin fiziksel aktivite seviyeleri MET yöntemini kullanılarak inaktif, minimum aktif ve hepa aktif olmak üzere üç grupta kategorize edildi. Deneklerin yaş, VKİ, eğitim, evlilik durumu, çocuk sayısı, sigara içme, alkol kullanma gibi parametrelere göre fiziksel aktivite seviyeleri belirlendi. Elde edilen bulgular Ki – kare istatistiksel testi ile analiz edildi. Denekler ortalama fiziksel aktivite seviyeleri 1725 MET dk/hf, ve %47.7’si fiziksel olarak inaktif, %30.4’ü minimum aktif ve %21.9’u hepa aktif olarak belirlendi. Sonuç olarak, Bursa’da yaşayan Türk erkeklerin fiziksel aktivite seviyeleri yetersiz olduğu ve inaktivite yaygın olduğu söylenebilir.



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