Adult Level of Physical Activity in Urban (Abobo, Cocody) and Rural (Yocoboué) Area in Côte d'Ivoire


  •  Nina Laurette Ahouéfa    
  •  Audrey Herbert Yepié    
  •  Jean Jacques Diagou    
  •  Louise Anin-Atchibri    

Abstract

The physical activity (PA) plays an important role in the fight against the chronic noncommunicable diseases.The objective of this study was to assess the level of physical activity in an adult population in rural and urban area in Côte d'Ivoire. To achieve this goal, a group of 1046 participants was submitted to the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ). The data analysis was done according to the GPAQ guidelines. The prevalence of the recommended level of the physical activity during the work, the leisure and the displacement was calculated.This assessment has showed that the intense Physical Activity (PA) decreased with age, from 34% (19-29 years) to 14% (50-60 years).Then the results have showed that the workers had the highest intensity Physical Activity Level (NAP) at 70%, versus 13% for the office workers.Moreover, more the Level of Study (LS) was higher, more the physical activity practiced decreased, whatever the area of living. Finally, it has been shown that men were more active than women. Also, the level of physical activity was higher in rural than in urban areas, and the limited physical activity level was present in the adult population. This work has shown that the level of physical activity and the contexts of practice vary according to the socio-demographic characteristics. At that fact, targeted interventions to promote the physical activity are necessary.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0887
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0895
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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