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dc.contributor.advisorMorseth, Bente
dc.contributor.authorTennebø, Kjetil
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T10:07:37Z
dc.date.available2013-10-22T10:07:37Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-02
dc.description.abstractBackground: Perceived health is a predictor of morbidity and mortality in adults and has been an important measure of the general health status in population health studies for decades. Thus, perceived health during adolescence should be of high interest from a Public Health perspective. The aim of this thesis was to investigate the association between leisure time physical activity and perceived health among 15-18 year old adolescents in the municipalities of Tromsø and Balsfjord, Norway. Material and methods: Data is provided from Fit Futures (2010-2011), part of the Tromsø Study. Participation rate was 92%. The material consisted of 914 students aged 15-18 years (Mean 16.1, ±0.49), of whom 48.2% were girls. Results: A significant positive association between leisure time physical activity and perceived health was found for both boys and girls. Compared with being sedentary, boys had an odds ratio of 5.4 (p<0.001) in favor of perceiving health as good if being very active. For girls, the odds ratio in favor of perceiving health as good was 5.9 (p<0.01) for those who were very active, compared with being sedentary. Conclusion: For both boys and girls, perceived health seems to improve with increasing amount of leisure time physical activity. The most active adolescents perceived their health significantly better than their less active peers.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/5456
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_5156
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherUniversitetet i Tromsøen
dc.publisherUniversity of Tromsøen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2013 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDHEL-3950en
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Forebyggende medisin: 804en
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Preventive medicine: 804en
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Samfunnsmedisin, sosialmedisin: 801en
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Community medicine, Social medicine: 801en
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Fysikalsk medisin og rehabilitering: 764en
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Clinical medical disciplines: 750::Physical medicine and rehabilitation: 764en
dc.subjectFit Futures
dc.titlePhysical activity and perceived health among adolescents in Troms. Data based on Fit Futures - a health survey among adolescentsen
dc.typeMaster thesisen
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen


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