Physical activity level among undergraduate students in Terengganu, Malaysia using pedometer

  • N.A.M. Yusoff
  • S Ganeson
  • K.F. Ismail
  • H Juahir
  • M.R. Shahril
  • L.P. Lin
  • A Ahmad
  • S.W. Wafa
  • S Harith
  • R Rajikan
Keywords: physical activity, pedometer, steps, body composition

Abstract

A cross-sectional study determine physical activity level among 95 undergraduate students at UniSZA using pedometer. Subjects consented and completed socio-demographic details, weight and height were measured. Each subject was supplied with a pedometer and wear it for a week and record steps per day from the pedometer each night before bed. Descriptive statistic and independent T-test coefficient analyze the data using IBM SPSS version 22.0. Results showed that 66.4% of the subjects were classified as sedentary according to pedometer determined physical activity. Males recorded significantly more steps than female per day. Subjects in the age group of 18-20 years old had the highest mean average steps count than the older age group of 21-24 years old and ≥ 25 years old per day. Only 5.2% were classified as active and highly active using pedometer determined physical activity level.

Keywords: physical activity; pedometer; steps; body composition
Published
2018-03-16

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