Promoting Physical Activity Among Female College Students: Identifying Possible Racial Differences
Keywords:Physical Activity, Females, College students, Physical inactivity, racial/ethnic
Physical inactivity increases the prevalence of diseases. A significant decline is noted among female college
students. This study identified factors that could be used to develop campus-wide physical activity (PA) initiatives
to promote better health. Participants were diverse female students (N = 233, that completed an on-line PA sur-
vey. Logistic regression analysis with post-hoc pair-wise t-test comparisons revealed significant differences between
racial/ethnic groups regarding moderate and vigorous PA. College represents a major transition period for young
adults, and colleges and universities could promote more PA among female students, leading to better health well
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