Decreasing Physical Activity Levels across Religious Sikh Male South Asian Migrant Population in Kent, UK: A Public Health Concern.

Sarkar, S., Ellahi, B., Zotor, F.B. and Amuna, P., 2017. Decreasing Physical Activity Levels across Religious Sikh Male South Asian Migrant Population in Kent, UK: A Public Health Concern. Journal of Health Management, 19 (4), 1 - 14.

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Abstract

Physical activity (PA) plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We investigated intergenerational physical activity level (PAL) among first and second generation Sikh Punjabi male subjects (n = 137), recruited from two Sikh temples in Medway, UK. Employing a crosssectional survey PA was quantified using the validated Global PA Questionnaire (GPAQ). Data were analysed using SPSS 20 and Epi Info software. Ninety-one per cent of the subjects were classified as overweight. Mean PAL range was sedentary to low levels of PA (1.45–1.60). Comparisons between first and second generation Punjabi male subjects showed that the two groups are equally culpable in not engaging in work-related or recreational PA, but for the second generation this is significantly lower. Low PAL is a contributory factor to increased risk and prevalence of NCDs among this population and a public health concern. Efforts to increase PA in this group should continue.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0972-0634
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nutrition ; Physical activity ; GPAQ ; Migrant ; Ethnic minority
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:29851
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:10 Oct 2017 10:20
Last Modified:10 Oct 2017 10:20

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