Socioeconomic Status of The Place of Residence As A Determinant of Physical Activity of Youths
Physical activity performed at recommended levels is associated with multiple health benefits. The aim of the study is to describe the relationship between socioeconomic characteristics (SES) of the environment and the volume of physical activity performed by youths. The research group consisted of 159 participants (100 women, 59 men) aged 15, living in the Prešov region. Physical activity levels were assessed using the international physical activity questionnaire IPAQ (long version). The SES of districts in the Prešov region was assessed based on the data available in databases of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic. The presented study was supported by VEGA 1/0840/17 project. The relationship between socioeconomic characteristics of the environment and volume of physical activity was examined using the Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient. The results did not reveal any significant relationships between SES and the volume of physical activity practiced by the monitored group of population.