Influence of parental perception of school safety and gender on children's physical activity in Mexico: A cross sectional study

Amy Hutchens, Erica G. Soltero, Simón Barquera, Lucie Lévesque, Edtna Jauregui, Juan Lopez Y Taylor, Rebecca Lee

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Abstract

Objective: This cross sectional study aims to determine the effects of gender and parental perception of safety at school on children's physical activity (PA) levels. Materials and methods: Parents of school aged Mexican children residing in Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta, completed surveys about their children's PA measures. The physical activity indicators were evaluated using linear and logistical regression models. Results: Analysis did not indicate that gender moderated the relationship between parental perception of safety and PA measures, but significant gender issues exist with girls participating less than boys in the three measures of PA in this study (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Volume58
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Children
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Health behavior
  • Parenteral perception
  • Physical activity
  • Safety
  • Schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Hutchens, A., Soltero, E. G., Barquera, S., Lévesque, L., Jauregui, E., Taylor, J. L. Y., & Lee, R. (2016). Influence of parental perception of school safety and gender on children's physical activity in Mexico: A cross sectional study. Salud Publica de Mexico, 58(1), 7-15.