Regional pattern of physical inactivity in Croatia

Milošević, Milan and Golubić, Rajna and Mustajbegović, Jadranka and Doko Jelinić, Jagoda and Janev Holcer, Nataša and Kern, Josipa (2009) Regional pattern of physical inactivity in Croatia. Collegium antropologicum, 33 (Suppl.). pp. 35-38. ISSN 0350-6134

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Abstract

The aim of this paper was to analyze the regional pattern of physical inactivity in Croatia based on the Croatian Adult Health Survey 2003 data. A total of 9,070 adult respondents were included in this study. In men, the highest prevalence of physical inactivity was recorded in the City of Zagreb (39.6%), and it was significantly higher than in Central (25.6%), Coastal (25.6%) and Mountainous region (14.1%). Mountainous region had significantly lower prevalence of physical inactivity compared to any other region, except the Central region. The highest prevalence of physical inactivity in women was also recorded in the City of Zagreb (43.6%), and it was also significantly higher than in all other regions. The lowest prevalence of physical inactivity was recorded in Eastern Region (24.7%). The highest levels of physical inactivity in both in both genders were recorded in urban regions, suggesting that intervention measures in terms of health promotion should be undertaken, with strong emphasis on the people living in urban settings.

Abstract in Croatian

REGIONALIZAM FIZIČKE NEAKTIVNOSTI U HRVATSKOJ ----- Cilj ovog rada bio je analizirati regionalni obrazac fizičke neaktivnosti u Hrvatskoj temeljem podataka dobivenih iz Hrvatske zdravstvene ankete (HZA) 2003. Među muškarcima, najveća prevalencija fizičke neaktivnosti bila je zabilježena u Gradu Zagrebu (39,6%), što je bilo statistički značajno više nego u središnjoj (25,6%), priobalnoj (25,6%) i planinskoj Hrvatskoj (14,1%), P<0,05. Planinska je Hrvatska imala statistički značajno manju prevalenciju fizičke neaktivnosti u usporedbi s drugim regijama, osim središnje Hrvatske. Najveća prevalencija fizičke neaktivnosti kod žena također je bila zabilježena u Gradu Zagrebu (43,6%), što je također bilo statistički značajno više nego u ostalim regijama(P<0,05). S druge strane, najniža prevalencija fizičke neaktivnosti nađena je u istočnoj Hrvatskoj (24,7%). Obzirom da najveću prevalenciju fizičke neaktivnosti u gradskim sredinama kod muškaraca i žena, potrebno je kreirati sustav mjera promocije zdravlja u tim područjima.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Croatia ; Exercise ; Female ; Health Surveys ; Humans ; Life Style ; Male ; Prevalence ; Residence Characteristics ; Risk ; Sex Factors
Departments: Katedra za zdravstvenu ekologiju i medicinu rada
Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Milošević, MilanUNSPECIFIED
Golubić, RajnaUNSPECIFIED
Mustajbegović, JadrankaUNSPECIFIED
Doko Jelinić, JagodaUNSPECIFIED
Janev Holcer, NatašaUNSPECIFIED
Kern, JosipaUNSPECIFIED
Date: April 2009
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:10
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/622

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