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NON-LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR ADULT MALAYSIAN AND DETERMINANT FACTORS PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 September 2015 13:55

Ahmad Taufik Jamil1, Rakesh Singh1, Aniza Ismail1, Azahadi Omar2

1Department of Community Health, UKM Medical Centre, Jalan Yaakob Latiff, 56000 Kuala Lumpur;

2 Institute of Public Health Malaysia, Jalan Bangsar 59000, Kuala Lumpur.

ABSTRACT

Non-Leisure Time Physical is the main component of physical activity in Malaysia. The aim of this study is to study the associated factors related to Non-Leisure Time Physical (occupational & travel) in Malaysia. This data is from the Third National Health and Morbidity Survey, consisting of 32,575 respondents. It was a cross-sectional study among Malaysian adult, aged 18 years and was conducted using proportional to the size stratified sampling method. Chi square test and logistic regression model were used to analyse the data. The result showed that non-leisure time physical activity (NLTPA) gives more contribution to total physical activity, as compared to leisure time physical activity with percentage of 64.3% and 35.7% respectively. There was a significant association between NLTPA with age (P < 0.001), gender (P < 0.001), ethnicity (P < 0.001), education (P < 0.001), occupation (P < 0.001), income (P < 0.001), marital status (P < 0.001), region (P <0.001) and residence (P < 0.001). The main component of physical activity in Malaysia is NLTPA. Promoting NLTPA may have potential to increase physical activity levels in Malaysia.

Keywords: National Health and Morbidity Survey, Non-leisure time physical activity, Malaysia.

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