Association between participation in school physical activity and self-rated health among adolescent in South Korea
Regular school physical activity (PA) improves adolescent health. Recently, the importance of participation in school PA tends to be decreased in South Korea.
The purpose of this study was to examine association between participation in school PA and self-rated health.
We analyzed the data from Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, 2013 containing 36,655 and 35,780 for male and female students respectively. Study variables included participation in physical education class, participation in team sports at school and self-rated health. Control variables were school type, socio-economic status, drinking, smoking, and depression. For this study, descriptive analysis, Chi-square test, and multivariate logistic regression analysis were performed.
Among boys, after adjusting for control variables, physical education class (past 7 days 0 time reference group vs over 3 times: OR 2.04, 95% CI: 1.90, 2.20), and team sports at school (no team reference group vs 2 team: OR 1.78, 95% CI: 1.63, 1.94) were associated with self-rated health. Among girls, control variables were adjusted. Physical education class (past 7 days 0 time reference group vs over 3 times: OR 1.39, 95% CI: 1.29, 1.48), and team sports at school (no team reference group vs 2 team: OR 1.51, 95% CI: 1.38, 1.66) were associated with self-rated health.
Participation in school PA may promote adolescent health. Thus, education experts should develop various exercise curriculums to encourage participation in school PA.
Learning Areas:Public health or related education
Demonstrate relationship between participation in school physical activity and adolescent health.
Keyword(s): Children and Adolescents, School-Based Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I has been involved with studies related health equity and adolescent health issues. Especially, I am interested in unmet health care needs to categorize three access to medical services. Also, I has studied subjective well-being among adolescent in South Korea. My interests has been the development for promote healthcare neeeds of vulnerable people and adolescents.
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