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Physical activity among ethnically diverse college students.
J Am Coll Health. 2002 Sep; 51(2):75-80.JA

Abstract

The authors compared physical activity patterns among 874 Asian, 332 African, 1,101 White, and 529 Hispanic American college students aged 18 to 25 years. According to self-report responses, 46.7% of the sample did not engage in vigorous physical activity and 16.7% were physically inactive. Among women, ethnic-specific rates of physical inactivity were Asian, 28.1%; African, 23.5%; White, 17.4%; and Hispanic, 20.3%. For men, rates of inactivity were Asian 11.7%; African, 7.7%; White, 12.0%; and Hispanic, 13.8. Weight-training activity, youthful physical activity, and TV viewing accounted for a significant portion of the variance in physical activity levels (13.1% for women and 14.8% for men). The results of this study support the need for physical activity interventions for college students, particularly minorities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210-1224, USA. suminski.1@osu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12416939

Citation

Suminski, Richard R., et al. "Physical Activity Among Ethnically Diverse College Students." Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, vol. 51, no. 2, 2002, pp. 75-80.
Suminski RR, Petosa R, Utter AC, et al. Physical activity among ethnically diverse college students. J Am Coll Health. 2002;51(2):75-80.
Suminski, R. R., Petosa, R., Utter, A. C., & Zhang, J. J. (2002). Physical activity among ethnically diverse college students. Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 51(2), 75-80.
Suminski RR, et al. Physical Activity Among Ethnically Diverse College Students. J Am Coll Health. 2002;51(2):75-80. PubMed PMID: 12416939.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Physical activity among ethnically diverse college students. AU - Suminski,Richard R, AU - Petosa,Rick, AU - Utter,Alan C, AU - Zhang,James J, PY - 2002/11/6/pubmed PY - 2002/11/26/medline PY - 2002/11/6/entrez SP - 75 EP - 80 JF - Journal of American college health : J of ACH JO - J Am Coll Health VL - 51 IS - 2 N2 - The authors compared physical activity patterns among 874 Asian, 332 African, 1,101 White, and 529 Hispanic American college students aged 18 to 25 years. According to self-report responses, 46.7% of the sample did not engage in vigorous physical activity and 16.7% were physically inactive. Among women, ethnic-specific rates of physical inactivity were Asian, 28.1%; African, 23.5%; White, 17.4%; and Hispanic, 20.3%. For men, rates of inactivity were Asian 11.7%; African, 7.7%; White, 12.0%; and Hispanic, 13.8. Weight-training activity, youthful physical activity, and TV viewing accounted for a significant portion of the variance in physical activity levels (13.1% for women and 14.8% for men). The results of this study support the need for physical activity interventions for college students, particularly minorities. SN - 0744-8481 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12416939/Physical_activity_among_ethnically_diverse_college_students_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448480209596333 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -