Actividad física y aptitud física en niños del sector urbano y rural de Lebrija, Santander

Objective: To establish differences between urban and rural sector in physical activity and physical fitness in children of a school from Lebrija, Santander.Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out with 115 students (60 boys, 55 girls) that attended a school in Lebrija, Santander...

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Autores Principales: Álvarez, Diego Fernando, Rangel-Caballero, Luis Gabriel
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Santo Tomás Seccional Bucaramanga 2020
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Sumario:Objective: To establish differences between urban and rural sector in physical activity and physical fitness in children of a school from Lebrija, Santander.Methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out with 115 students (60 boys, 55 girls) that attended a school in Lebrija, Santander. Written consent was solicited to parents of participants in the study. To assess physical activity was utilized Global School-Based Student Health Survey, in the case of physical fitness, Alpha-Fitness battery was applied. Variables were analyzed in frequencies or central tendencies measures according to its nature. Fischer exact, T- Student and U-Mann Whitney tests were utilized to establish a difference statistically significant.Results: Mean age of participants was of 9,78 years (ED: 1,16). Regarding to place of living, a difference statistically significant was not found in variables related to physical fitness, although boys from rural sector reported higher levels of handgrip strength, lower limb power and aerobic capacity. Participants of urban sector reported being more physically active than those of rural sector (p<0,001).Conclusions: A Difference statistically significant was not found according to place of residence in relation to physical fitness components. On the other hand, children who live in urban sector reported being more physically active than those who live in the rural sector.