Evaluation of Physical Activity Levels and Anthropometric Measurements in Turkish Adults

Karaca E., Toprak D., Dogan N., ERSOY N., ERSOY G.

Progress in Nutrition, vol.23, no.1, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.23751/pn.v23i1.9074
  • Journal Name: Progress in Nutrition
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE
  • Keywords: physical activity, anthropometric measurements, BMI, body mass index
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between physical activity levels and antropometric measurements of Turkish adults. Materials and Method: The data were obtained via interviews with a questionnaire from 3453 subjects, who were chosen with simple random sampling among adults. Their anthropometric measurements were taken. Physical activities done in previous week were evaluated via International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). The statistical analyses were made in SPSS 16.0 package program. Results: 47.5% (n=1639) of the participants were female and 52.5% (n=1814) were male.71.1 % (n=2476) of male subjects were high school and below graduates and 28.3% (n=977) of them were university and higher graduates. Vigorous, moderate and walking IPAQ total scores of all group were 3465.91 met-min/ week, 960.66 met-min/week, 758.81 met-min/week respectively. %18.1 (n=626) of the participants were doing vigorous,%27.3 (n=944) of them were doing Conclusion: Gender, age, BMI (weight) and socioeconomic status have effects on physical activity level of Turkish adults.