Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia

The FUPRECOL study

Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Cesar Augusto Beltrán, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Andres Vivas, Daniel Humberto Prieto-Benavidez, Javier Martínez-Torres, Héctor Reynaldo Triana-Reina, Emilio Villa-González, Antonio Garcia-Hermoso

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Background: Active commuting to school (ACS) can contribute to daily physical activity (PA) levels in children and adolescents. The aim of the study was to analyze the characteristics of active commuting to and from school by bicycle and to identify the factors associated with the use of bicycles for active commuting to school based in a sample of schoolchildren in Bogotá, Colombia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 8,057 children and adolescents. A self-reported questionnaire was used to measure frequency and mode of commuting to school and the time it took them to get there. Weight, height, and waist circumference measurements were obtained using standardized methods, and mothers and fathers self-reported their highest level of educational attainment and household level. Multivariate analyses using unordered multinomial logistic regression models were conducted in the main analysis. Results: 21.9 % of the sample reported commuting by bicycle and 7.9 % reported commuting for more than 120 min. The multivariate logistic regression showed that boys, aged 9-12 years, and those whose parents had achieved higher levels of education (university/postgraduate) were the factors most strongly associated with a use bicycles as a means of active commuting to and from school. Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that it’s necessary to promote ACS from childhood and to emphasize its use during the transition to adolescence and during adolescence itself in order to increase its continued use by students.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)97-105
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volumen42
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublished - nov 15 2016
Publicado de forma externa

Huella dactilar

Colombia
Logistic Models
Waist Circumference
Fathers
Multivariate Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Parents
Mothers
Exercise
Students
Education
Weights and Measures

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Ramírez-Vélez, R., Beltrán, C. A., Correa-Bautista, J. E., Vivas, A., Prieto-Benavidez, D. H., Martínez-Torres, J., ... Garcia-Hermoso, A. (2016). Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 42(1), 97-105. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-016-0304-1
Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson ; Beltrán, Cesar Augusto ; Correa-Bautista, Jorge Enrique ; Vivas, Andres ; Prieto-Benavidez, Daniel Humberto ; Martínez-Torres, Javier ; Triana-Reina, Héctor Reynaldo ; Villa-González, Emilio ; Garcia-Hermoso, Antonio. / Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia : The FUPRECOL study. En: Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2016 ; Vol. 42, N.º 1. pp. 97-105.
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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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Ramírez-Vélez R, Beltrán CA, Correa-Bautista JE, Vivas A, Prieto-Benavidez DH, Martínez-Torres J y otros. Factors associated with active commuting to school by bicycle from Bogotá, Colombia: The FUPRECOL study. Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2016 nov 15;42(1):97-105. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-016-0304-1