of age on physical activity levels among teachers in selected secondary
schools, Ibadan, Nigeria
Olusola Ayanniyi, Ayodeji A. Fabunmi, Oluwadamilola O. Akinpelu
Physiotherapy Department, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Sedentary lifestyle is a leading cause of death and disability in the
world. This study investigated association between age and physical
activity levels among secondary school teachers in Ibadan, Nigeria.
and Method. Six Schools were selected using purposive sampling method,
while 141 teachers were selected using random sampling technique. The
physical activity levels were assessed with the long version of IPAQ.
Data obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean,
standard deviation, range, frequencies and percentages and inferential
statistics of chi-square. Alpha level was set at 0.05.
of participants was 37.26±6.76 years with range of 22-52 years.
Results showed that 66.7% of the 141 participants met requirement for
sufficient health enhancing physical activity, while 33.3% did not meet
the requirement. The age group with the highest percentage of high
physical activity level is 30-39 with 71.9% of participants in this age
group meeting the requirement for sufficient health enhancing physical
activity. The age group with the lowest percentage of high physical
activity level was 20-29. 47.4% of the participants met the requirement
for sufficient health enhancing physical activity. The population of
participants with low physical activity level was 4.3%, while 29.1% had
moderate physical activity levels and 66.7% had high physical activity
levels. Chi-square analysis indicated that there was no significant age
group difference in participants that met the requirements for
sufficient health-enhancing physical activity (X2=4.526, P=0.210).
The results indicate that the majority of secondary school teachers in
Ibadan are at least moderately physically active (95.7%). Only 4.7% of
the secondary school teachers that participated in this study are
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Effect of age on physical activity levels among teachers in selected secondary schools, Ibadan, Nigeria