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Physical activity behaviors of adolescents in public and private high schools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11289728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine physical activity differences between public (PUBHS) and private (PVTHS) high school students (n = 6,627). METHODS: The 1995 SC Youth Risk Behavior Survey was utilized. Chi-square analyses compared PVTHS and PUBHS students. RESULTS: PVTHS school students reported greater involvement in regular exercise programs (p < .001) and participation on school-based sport teams (p < .001). However, PUBHS school students reported greater participation in physical education (p < .001). PUBHS males participated in more community-based sport programs than did PVTHS males (p <.001); however, PVTHS females participated in more community-based sports than PUBHS males did (p < .001). CONCLUSION: Significantly different physical activity behaviors exist between PVTHS and PUBHS students in South Carolina.
S N Pearsman; R F Valois; W G Thatcher; J W Drane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1087-3244     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:    2001 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-05     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health & Exercise Science, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Likelihood Functions
Physical Education and Training
Private Sector
Public Sector
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
South Carolina
Students / statistics & numerical data*
Grant Support
U63/CCU 802750-04//PHS HHS

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