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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
The nexus between accessibility to physical activity resources and participation in leisure time physical activities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Author(s): Yemane Gossaye Borena, Hasrani Shivaji Shidaram, Yasin Ibrahim Abdulkadir and Mathi Vanan
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the nexus between accessibility of public sport and recreational facilities and the level of participation of adult residents in physical activities in Nefas Silk Lafto sub-city in Addis Ababa. The study participants were adult residents (n=384) living in the sub-city, experts (n=32) and heads (n=3) of the Department for Sport Facility Development. We used questionnaires, interview, and observations to collect the data and descriptive method and chi-square tests were employed for analysis. The results show that adult residents had poor access to physical activity resources in their neighbourhoods and poor access had a significant association (2=30.6, p<.05) with participation of the residents in LTPA. Interventions initiated by the local governments to promote exercise behavior of the residents in the study area should pay attention to provide access to supportive physical activity resources.
Pages: 1225-1230  |  295 Views  6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Yemane Gossaye Borena, Hasrani Shivaji Shidaram, Yasin Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Mathi Vanan. The nexus between accessibility to physical activity resources and participation in leisure time physical activities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1225-1230.
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