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Arch Argent Pediatr. 2016 Apr;114(2):101-6. doi: 10.5546/aap.2016.eng.101. Epub 2016 Feb 5.

Relationship between sport and physical activity and alcohol consumption among adolescents students in Murcia (Spain).

[Article in English, Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Área de Didáctica de la Expresión Corporal, Departamento de Expresión Plástica, Musical y Dinámica, Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Murcia, Campus Universitario de Espinardo, Murcia, 30100, España. paco.lopez@um.es.
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Área de Didáctica de la Expresión Corporal, Departamento de Expresión Plástica, Musical y Dinámica, Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Murcia, Campus Universitario de Espinardo, Murcia, 30100, España.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

INTRODUCTION:

Sports and physical activity are major components of a healthy lifestyle. The objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between sport and physical activity and alcohol consumption among adolescent students based on gender.

POPULATION AND METHODS:

Descriptive, crosssectional, comparative study conducted in adolescent students (aged between 14 and 17 years old) from the Region of Murcia in 2014. Sport and physical activity was assessed using a validated, adapted survey that included both the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and the Monitoring the Future survey. Eleven school facilities from different districts of the Region of Murcia (Spain) participated.

RESULTS:

Five hundred and sixty-four adolescent students were included. Among boys, 51.8% reported to be regularly active, versus 21.8% of girls. Significant differences were observed in terms of alcohol consumption by gender (31.1% for boys versus 48.2% for girls, p = 0.000). A significant, reverse relationship between sport and physical activity and alcohol consumption was observed among both boys and girls.

CONCLUSIONS:

The level of sport and physical activity is higher among adolescent boys than girls. Sport and physical activity shows a positive association with a lower level of alcohol consumption among both genders.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescents; Alcohol consumption; Health; Physical exercise

PMID:
27079386
DOI:
10.5546/aap.2016.eng.101
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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