Is the association between unhealthy weight and academic performance influenced by children’s physical activity level?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/581354
Title:
Is the association between unhealthy weight and academic performance influenced by children’s physical activity level?
Authors:
Santana, C. (Carla); Azevedo, L. B. (Liane); Ferreira, L. (Lisianny); Neves, P. (Pedro); Prado, E. (Edna); Prado, W. (Wagner)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Health and Social Care Institute.
Citation:
Santana, C., Azevedo, L., Ferreira, L., Neves, P., Prado, E., Prado, W. (2015) 'Is the association between unhealthy weight and academic performance influenced by children’s physical activity level?' Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúde; 20 (3):252
Publisher:
Sociedade Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúde
Journal:
Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúde
Issue Date:
23-Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/581354
DOI:
10.12820/rbafs.v.20n3p252
Additional Links:
http://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br/ojs2/index.php/RBAFS/article/view/4218
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to verify the association between unhealthy weight and academic performance and the influence of physical activity level (PAL) in elementary school children. This study was conducted with 450 elementary school students (50% girls) enrolled in 1st to 4th grades. PAL was assessed by self-reported questionnaire of typical physical activity and daily food intake (DAFA). Academic achievement (Portuguese and Mathematics) was estimated based on the academic performance system of public schools from Recife/Brazil. Binary logistic regression was used to verify the association between unhealthy weight (underweight and overweight) and normal weight with academic performance. The results showed that 26.6% of the students presented overweight, 11.1% presented underweight, 49.1% and 50.9% were classified as high and low PAL, respectively. In addition, 56.9% had sufficient academic performance in Portuguese and 51.1% had sufficient academic performance in Mathematics. Students with overweight presented higher odds for insufficient performance in Portuguese when compared to normal weight counterparts, even when adjusted for reported PAL, gender and age (OR = 1.69; 95%CI: 1.08-2.64). The results corroborate with evidences that unhealthy weight is associated with poor academic performance in children.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Educational Status; Elementary Students; Obesity
ISSN:
2317-1634; 1413-3482
Rights:
Articles accepted for publication become the property of the journal and may not be reproduced, even partially, including translation into another language, without the written permission of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. For full details see http://www.sbafs.org.br/public/Painel/midia/imagem/arquivo/Instruções ao autores 17032014.pdf [Accessed: 28/10/2015] Permission for reuse granted 06/11/2015

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dc.contributor.authorSantana, C. (Carla)en
dc.contributor.authorAzevedo, L. B. (Liane)en
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, L. (Lisianny)en
dc.contributor.authorNeves, P. (Pedro)en
dc.contributor.authorPrado, E. (Edna)en
dc.contributor.authorPrado, W. (Wagner)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-28T12:39:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-28T12:39:32Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10-23en
dc.identifier.citationRevista Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúde; 20 (3):252en
dc.identifier.issn2317-1634en
dc.identifier.issn1413-3482en
dc.identifier.doi10.12820/rbafs.v.20n3p252en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/581354en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to verify the association between unhealthy weight and academic performance and the influence of physical activity level (PAL) in elementary school children. This study was conducted with 450 elementary school students (50% girls) enrolled in 1st to 4th grades. PAL was assessed by self-reported questionnaire of typical physical activity and daily food intake (DAFA). Academic achievement (Portuguese and Mathematics) was estimated based on the academic performance system of public schools from Recife/Brazil. Binary logistic regression was used to verify the association between unhealthy weight (underweight and overweight) and normal weight with academic performance. The results showed that 26.6% of the students presented overweight, 11.1% presented underweight, 49.1% and 50.9% were classified as high and low PAL, respectively. In addition, 56.9% had sufficient academic performance in Portuguese and 51.1% had sufficient academic performance in Mathematics. Students with overweight presented higher odds for insufficient performance in Portuguese when compared to normal weight counterparts, even when adjusted for reported PAL, gender and age (OR = 1.69; 95%CI: 1.08-2.64). The results corroborate with evidences that unhealthy weight is associated with poor academic performance in children.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociedade Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúdeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br/ojs2/index.php/RBAFS/article/view/4218en
dc.rightsArticles accepted for publication become the property of the journal and may not be reproduced, even partially, including translation into another language, without the written permission of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. For full details see http://www.sbafs.org.br/public/Painel/midia/imagem/arquivo/Instruções ao autores 17032014.pdf [Accessed: 28/10/2015] Permission for reuse granted 06/11/2015en
dc.subjectEducational Statusen
dc.subjectElementary Studentsen
dc.subjectObesityen
dc.titleIs the association between unhealthy weight and academic performance influenced by children’s physical activity level?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Health and Social Care Institute.en
dc.identifier.journalRevista Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúdeen
or.citation.harvardSantana, C., Azevedo, L., Ferreira, L., Neves, P., Prado, E., Prado, W. (2015) 'Is the association between unhealthy weight and academic performance influenced by children’s physical activity level?' Revista Brasileira de Atividade Física & Saúde; 20 (3):252en
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