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Associations between self-rated health with cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity status among adolescent girls

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background: The main goal of this study was to analyze the associations between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body mass index (BMI) with self-rated health (SRH) of adolescent girls. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 533 adolescents girls, aged from 10 to 18 years old. CRF was predicted by maximal multistage 20-m shuttle-run test according to procedures described from FITNESSGRAM. Girls' obesity status was classified according to International Obesity Task Force and Self-rated health (SRH) was assessed by questionnaire. Results: The findings showed that among adolescent girls 23.2% had negative SRH. Girls who were classified as unfit were more likely to report negative SRH in both univariate logistic (OR: 3.05; CI: 1.91-4.87; P < .05) and multivariate (OR: 2.93; CI: 1.82-4.72; P < .05) regression analyses compared with their fit peers. Obese girls were more likely to report negative SRH (OR: 2.30; CI: 1.14-4.62; P < .05) compared with their normal-weight counterparts. However such association was lost in multivariate analyses suggesting an effect of CRF. Conclusions: Negative perception of health was associated with lower CRF and weight status although such association it is mediated by CRF condition. © 2012 Human Kinetics, Inc.

UOW Authors


  •   Mota, Jorge (external author)
  •   Roberto Dos Santos, Rute (external author)
  •   Silva, Pedro (external author)
  •   Aires, Luisa (external author)
  •   Martins, Clarice (external author)
  •   Vale, Susana (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mota, J., Santos, R. M., Silva, P., Aires, L., Martins, C. & Vale, S. (2012). Associations between self-rated health with cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity status among adolescent girls. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9 (3), 378-381.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84859492220

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1764

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 378

End Page


  • 381

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Background: The main goal of this study was to analyze the associations between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body mass index (BMI) with self-rated health (SRH) of adolescent girls. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 533 adolescents girls, aged from 10 to 18 years old. CRF was predicted by maximal multistage 20-m shuttle-run test according to procedures described from FITNESSGRAM. Girls' obesity status was classified according to International Obesity Task Force and Self-rated health (SRH) was assessed by questionnaire. Results: The findings showed that among adolescent girls 23.2% had negative SRH. Girls who were classified as unfit were more likely to report negative SRH in both univariate logistic (OR: 3.05; CI: 1.91-4.87; P < .05) and multivariate (OR: 2.93; CI: 1.82-4.72; P < .05) regression analyses compared with their fit peers. Obese girls were more likely to report negative SRH (OR: 2.30; CI: 1.14-4.62; P < .05) compared with their normal-weight counterparts. However such association was lost in multivariate analyses suggesting an effect of CRF. Conclusions: Negative perception of health was associated with lower CRF and weight status although such association it is mediated by CRF condition. © 2012 Human Kinetics, Inc.

UOW Authors


  •   Mota, Jorge (external author)
  •   Roberto Dos Santos, Rute (external author)
  •   Silva, Pedro (external author)
  •   Aires, Luisa (external author)
  •   Martins, Clarice (external author)
  •   Vale, Susana (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mota, J., Santos, R. M., Silva, P., Aires, L., Martins, C. & Vale, S. (2012). Associations between self-rated health with cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity status among adolescent girls. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9 (3), 378-381.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84859492220

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1764

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 378

End Page


  • 381

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States