Participation in physical activity and its correlates: an age comparison / Yong Kang Cheah …[et al.]

Cheah, Yong Kang and Ali, Mohd Azahadi and Phang, Siew Nooi and Abd Manaf, Noor Hazilah (2020) Participation in physical activity and its correlates: an age comparison / Yong Kang Cheah …[et al.]. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR), 16 (2). pp. 1-26. ISSN 2735-1238

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Abstract

Physical inactivity has become a serious public health concern in Malaysia. The present study examines age, education, income, demographic factors and insurance associated with participation in vigorous, moderate and total physical activity using data from a nationally representative survey (n = 10141). Regressions are stratified by age group. The purpose is to identify whether there are any differences or similarities in the factors associated with participation in physical activity amongst various age groups. Several findings are noteworthy. First, well-educated people of all age groups, except the elderly spend less time on physical activity than their less-educated counterparts. Second, higher income middle-aged adults spend less time on vigorous physical activity than lower income middle-aged adults, while higher income young adults spend less time in moderate physical activity than lower income young adults. Third, employed young, middle-aged and old-aged adults tend to spend more time on physical activity than their unemployed peers. In conclusion, age, education, income and demographic factors play an important role in determining participation in various intensity levels of physical activity among adults of different age groups. Policy makers should focus on the groups of adults that are unlikely to spend time in physical activity.

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Item Type: Article
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Cheah, Yong Kang
cheahykang@gmail.com
Ali, Mohd Azahadi
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Phang, Siew Nooi
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Abd Manaf, Noor Hazilah
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Physical education and training. Physical fitness
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Physical education and training. Physical fitness > Physical measurements. Physical tests, etc.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR)
ISSN: 2735-1238
Volume: 16
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-26
Official URL: https://mjssr.com/journal
Item ID: 48292
Uncontrolled Keywords: age, education, exercise
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/48292

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