Revista Finlay (Feb 2022)

Levels of Physical Activity and its Relationship with the Socioeconomic Level in Adults of the Florida Commune

  • Germán Mauricio Moreno Leiva,
  • Miguel Ángel Álvarez Zúñiga,
  • Alex Véliz Burgos,
  • Juan Guillermo Estay Sepúlveda

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 4 – 11


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Background: the isolation measures induced by the COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in sedentary lifestyle and a decrease in physical activity levels. These conditions generated an increase in the prevalence of disorders derived from these sedentary behaviors. It is still unknown what factors are involved in this decrease in physical activity levels.Objective: to verify if there is a relationship between the socioeconomic level and the levels of physical activity in adults belonging to the Chile Metropolitan Region.Method: 130 people participated who answered the questionnaire that measures the levels of physical activity through the metabolic equivalents and who answered on the personal scale that measures subjective well-being and finally, they were asked about their socioeconomic level during this period.Results: it was determined that there were significant differences (p<0.05) in relation to the amount of physical activity in people living in houses versus apartments and differences according to socioeconomic level. It was obtained a difference between the medium-low and low groups; medium-low and medium-high; medium and low; medium and high; low and medium-high; low and high; medium-high and high. Regarding the relationship between the level of well-being and the performance of physical activity, this did not have a relevant index (0.09).Conclusions: the statistically significant differences in the type of housing and the level of physical activity between the subjects indicate that it could influence that the intradomiciliary space is an influential factor when it comes to being able to carry out some type of physical activity. A relevant variable should be considered when planning preventive actions