Relationship of Physical Activity with Body Mass Index in 7-12 Years School Age Children in the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Intan Syah Bintang Furtuna Fakultas Keperawatan Universitas Jember

Abstract

Physical activity is an environmental factor where the activity is an activity that can expend energy, the lack of physical activity and inactive behavior causes children to experience obesity, from eight studies six of them show a positive relationship between physical activity and obesity (Surudarma, 2017). Due to low physical activity, it causes an increase in the factor of increasing body mass index (BMI). This study aims to determine the relationship between physical activity and body mass index of school age children 7-12 at SDN Gorogol 2, Jombang Regency. This type of research is a quantitative research with a cross sectional approach. The population in this study were school age children 7-12 years at SDN Grogol 2 Jombang. Data was collected using weight scales, microtoie, and the PAQ-C questionnaire. Sampling was done by using the sample probability method in which a population of 130 students was obtained with a sample of 99 samples. The data analysis technique used Fisher's technique. The results showed that of the 99 students the majority had fairly light physical activity as many as 64 people (64.6%). Based on the results of the Fisher Excat Test conducted using the crosstab method, a significant value of 0.010 was obtained (p-value <0.05). This shows that there is a relevant relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and physical activity in grade 1-6 students.

Published
2022-04-28
How to Cite
BINTANG FURTUNA, Intan Syah. Relationship of Physical Activity with Body Mass Index in 7-12 Years School Age Children in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Jurnal Pendidikan Kesehatan, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, p. 81-89, apr. 2022. ISSN 2442-7993. Available at: <https://ojs.poltekkes-malang.ac.id/index.php/jpk/article/view/2867>. Date accessed: 05 oct. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.31290/jpk.v11i1.2867.
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