Walking and Obesity in the Adult Population of the Czech Republic

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Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Faculty of Sports Studies

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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.02.274
Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords Physical activity; Czech; obesity; walking
Description The aim of this study was to analyze the possible relationship between the quantitative aspect of walking and the rate of obesity in different age and sex groups among the adult population of the Czech Republic. Design: A cross-sectional study of the data from the SPA questionnaire and the measurement of obesity (BMI, WHR,% fat, fitness score) by the bioelectrical impedance method (InBody 720), a sample of 410 male and 503 female adult persons from the Czech Republic, 6 age categories (18-29 years, n = 39m, 63Z; 30-39, n = 103M, 138F; 40-49, n = 72M, 93F; 93, 50-59, n = 38M, 62F; 60-69, n = 144mm, 131F; 70 + n = 14M, 16F). Variables: an average walking time/day, age, sex, obesity. Results: With few exceptions, statistically significant differences (p <0.05) between the quantitative aspect of walking / day (expressed in minutes) and the rate of obesity (expressed as BMI, WHR,% fat, FS) were not demonstrated, neither in the Czech population (n = 913), nor in selected groups of men (n = 410) and women (n = 503), or across different age categories.
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