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Comparison of physical activity and skinfold thickness of students living in rural and city center

Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports , Volume 24, pp 271-277; doi:10.15561/26649837.2020.0508

Abstract: Background and Study Aim. ln this academic research, it was aimed to compare the physical activity and skinfold thickness of the students living in the city center and rural areas. Material and Methods. 89 students attending the 6th grade level, whose total age is 12 years old, residing in the city center and rural areas of Çanakkale participated in the study. Students were examined with SenseWear armband bmi, total energy consumption, daily step count, met, active energy consumption, physical activity time, reach time and sleep times. Body mass index was determined with Holtain Skinfold Caliper. For the analysis of the dataset, the Independent Sample t test was utilized to examine the difference between the students' physical activity levels and skin fold thickness. Then, the relevance between physical activity level and skinfold thickness was examined for pearson correlation. Significance value p
Keywords: Physical activity / Total Energy / Sensewear Armband / Skinfold Caliper / Daily Step / living in rural and city / city center and rural

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