Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study

Background: Active commuting to school (ACS) can contribute to daily physical activity (PA) levels in children and adolescents. The aim of the study was to analyze the characteristics of active commuting to and from school by bicycle and to identify the factors associated with the use of bicycles fo...

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Autores Principales: Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson, Beltrán, Cesar, Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique, Prieto-Benavides, Daniel Humberto, Martínez Torres, Javier, Vivas, Andrés, Triana Reina, Héctor Reynaldo, Villa González, Emilio, García-Hermoso, Antonio
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spelling ir-10336-144392019-09-19T12:38:03Z Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson Beltrán, Cesar Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique Prieto-Benavides, Daniel Humberto Martínez Torres, Javier Vivas, Andrés Triana Reina, Héctor Reynaldo Villa González, Emilio García-Hermoso, Antonio Physical Activity Factors Associated Active Commuting Schoo Incidencia & prevención de la enfermedad Actividad motora Deportes escolares Promoción de la salud Background: Active commuting to school (ACS) can contribute to daily physical activity (PA) levels in children and adolescents. The aim of the study was to analyze the characteristics of active commuting to and from school by bicycle and to identify the factors associated with the use of bicycles for active commuting to school based in a sample of schoolchildren in Bogotá, Colombia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 8,057 children and adolescents. A self-reported questionnaire was used to measure frequency and mode of commuting to school and the time it took them to get there. Weight, height, and waist circumference measurements were obtained using standardized methods, and mothers and fathers self-reported their highest level of educational attainment and household level. Multivariate analyses using unordered multinomial logistic regression models were conducted in the main analysis. Results: 21.9 % of the sample reported commuting by bicycle and 7.9 % reported commuting for more than 120 min. The multivariate logistic regression showed that boys, aged 9–12 years, and those whose parents had achieved higher levels of education (university/postgraduate) were the factors most strongly associated with a use bicycles as a means of active commuting to and from school. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that it’s necessary to promote ACS from childhood and to emphasize its use during the transition to adolescence and during adolescence itself in order to increase its continued use by students. 2016 2018-02-23T20:04:14Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 1824-7288 http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/14439 eng http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1824-7288/es/ info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf
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language Inglés (English)
topic Physical Activity
Factors Associated
Active Commuting
Schoo
Incidencia & prevención de la enfermedad
Actividad motora
Deportes escolares
Promoción de la salud
spellingShingle Physical Activity
Factors Associated
Active Commuting
Schoo
Incidencia & prevención de la enfermedad
Actividad motora
Deportes escolares
Promoción de la salud
Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
Beltrán, Cesar
Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique
Prieto-Benavides, Daniel Humberto
Martínez Torres, Javier
Vivas, Andrés
Triana Reina, Héctor Reynaldo
Villa González, Emilio
García-Hermoso, Antonio
Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study
description Background: Active commuting to school (ACS) can contribute to daily physical activity (PA) levels in children and adolescents. The aim of the study was to analyze the characteristics of active commuting to and from school by bicycle and to identify the factors associated with the use of bicycles for active commuting to school based in a sample of schoolchildren in Bogotá, Colombia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 8,057 children and adolescents. A self-reported questionnaire was used to measure frequency and mode of commuting to school and the time it took them to get there. Weight, height, and waist circumference measurements were obtained using standardized methods, and mothers and fathers self-reported their highest level of educational attainment and household level. Multivariate analyses using unordered multinomial logistic regression models were conducted in the main analysis. Results: 21.9 % of the sample reported commuting by bicycle and 7.9 % reported commuting for more than 120 min. The multivariate logistic regression showed that boys, aged 9–12 years, and those whose parents had achieved higher levels of education (university/postgraduate) were the factors most strongly associated with a use bicycles as a means of active commuting to and from school. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that it’s necessary to promote ACS from childhood and to emphasize its use during the transition to adolescence and during adolescence itself in order to increase its continued use by students.
format Artículo (Article)
author Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
Beltrán, Cesar
Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique
Prieto-Benavides, Daniel Humberto
Martínez Torres, Javier
Vivas, Andrés
Triana Reina, Héctor Reynaldo
Villa González, Emilio
García-Hermoso, Antonio
author_facet Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
Beltrán, Cesar
Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique
Prieto-Benavides, Daniel Humberto
Martínez Torres, Javier
Vivas, Andrés
Triana Reina, Héctor Reynaldo
Villa González, Emilio
García-Hermoso, Antonio
author_sort Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
title Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study
title_short Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study
title_full Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study
title_fullStr Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study
title_full_unstemmed Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study
title_sort factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from bogotá, colombia: the fuprecol study
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