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The Journal of Sport and Healt Research (JSHR) is an associated journal to D.A.A. association, a professional health journal, sport and education.

EATING HABITS AND SPORT PRACTICE IN A SAMPLE OF TEENAGERS OF A CITY OF THE NORTH OF SPAIN

 

ABSTRACT

 

The aim of this study has been to know if the hours of physical activity after school have a relationship with the daily intakes in teenagers, distinguishing the results by sex, age and parental education. The number of participants was n=627 (n=334 boys and n=299 girls) public institutes students of a city of the north of Spain. For the study they have been applied descriptive statistics tests, Contingency Tables, Phi Coefficient and Contingency Coefficients. The results show there are a high percentage of teenagers who play sports, 78%, principally boys. The 41% of students who play sports have a father who has a university degree too and the 47.2% have them his mother. The 38.5% of students who play sports after school do five daily intakes.

 

KEY WORDS

 

Adolescence, Sport Practice, Eating Habits.

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009