Leisure time physical inactivity and self-perception of health status in colombian adults from 18 to 64 years old Academic Article


  • Archivos de Medicina del Deporte


  • Objective: To explore the relationship between leisure time physical inactivity (PI) and self-perceived health status in theColombian population between 18 and 64 years of age reported in the National Nutrition Situation Survey (ENSIN) and NationalDemography and Health Survey (ENDS) 2010.Methods: Cross-sectional analytical study to explore the association between physical inactivity and self-perception of thehealth status of Colombians between 18 and 64 from the National Survey of Nutrition Situation in Colombia (ENSIN) and theNational Demographic and Health Survey (ENDS) 2010.Results: PI explains a regular and poor self-perception of health (OR= 1.37; IC95% 1.10-1.70) in women after adjusting forconfounding factors. Other associated variables included: age, educational level, affiliation to the health system, marital status,living in eastern region and Bogota. PI was not associated with self-perception of health status in men (OR=1.04; IC95% 0.85– 1.29), but age and low educational level did show association.Conclusion: Low levels of leisure time physical activity were associated with regular and poor self-perceived health status inwomen, whereas in men this relationship was not observed.

publication date

  • 2017-2-1


  • 34


  • Colombia
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Demography
  • Exercise
  • Health
  • Health Status
  • Health Surveys
  • Leisure Activities
  • Marital Status
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Population
  • Self Concept

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0212-8799

number of pages

  • 7

start page

  • 260

end page

  • 266