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MORENO COLLAZOS, Jorge Enrique; CRUZ BERMUDEZ, Harold Fabián  and  ANGARITA FONSECA, Adriana. Evaluation of prevalence reasons for inactivity and risk factors in a group of university students: Chía - Colombia. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.34, pp.114-122. ISSN 1695-6141.

Physical inactivity in young people becomes a predisposing factor to the deterioration of health; risk factors must be controlled to reduce the impact on the university. Objective: to evaluate reasons for inactivity prevalence and risk factors in a group of university students. Methods: a descriptive transversal study conducted on 52 students in the programs of Physiotherapy, Nursing and Medicine who attended a program of health promotion. An analysis of multiple Poisson regression to calculate prevalence ratios. The software used was Stata 11.0. Results: be between 20 and 27 years old increased 2.7 (95% CI 1.2 to 5.7) the prevalence of physical inactivity compared to having between 17 and 19 years adjusted for cardiovascular risk and heart rate. Discussion: the study established the prevalence ratios between risk factors associated with sedentary lifestyle and risk factors, the most significant was age. We found a significant behavior in relation to the presence of sedentary students.

Keywords : Physical activity; College youth; Sedentary behaviour.

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