The prevalence of physical activity among the young population of UAE

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T06:18:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T06:18:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-07-03
dc.identifier.issn 1757-9147 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10957
dc.description.abstract Aims: Lack of physical activities is a key disease factor and constitutes a serious public health issue in the Middle East region. Reports from this geographical area converge in concluding that the resident populations do not get enough exercise to keep themselves healthy. The objective of this systematic review is to obtain accurate data on the prevalence of physical activity (PA) and levels of PA among the young residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Methods: Five prospective studies met the inclusion criteria with 12,988 subjects (including 12,782 adolescents). Results: Meta-analytical results showed that (1) almost a quarter of the young population have a total sedentary lifestyle with no PA, (2) less than half have been mildly involved in physical activities, (3) around a fifth practised a moderate level of PA, and (4) a quarter were involved in a vigorous PA. Additionally, mild PA was more common in female adolescents, whereas moderate and high PA were significantly higher in male adolescents. Conclusion: Such alarming rates of exercise involvement among the young UAE residents should stimulate policymakers and college/university administrations to plan and promote PA in order to reduce future levels of chronic diseases. Keywords en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The prevalence of physical activity among the young population of UAE en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a meta-analysis en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Perspectives in Public Health en_US
dc.journal.volume 137 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5 en_US
dc.article.pages 275-280 en_US
dc.keywords Public health en_US
dc.keywords Physical activity en_US
dc.keywords Epidemiology en_US
dc.keywords Meta-analysis en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913916675388 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K. (2017). The prevalence of physical activity among the young population of UAE: A meta-analysis. Perspectives in public health, 137(5), 275-280. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1757913916675388 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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