The proportion of sedentary behavior is increasing in all age groups, both in adults and children, from year to year. Various adverse health effects in children and adolescents can occur due to sedentary behavior carried out continuously over a long period of time. Several factors are associated with the practice of sedentary behavior in children and adolescents. This study aims to determine factors associated with sedentary behavior in junior high school students in Cibinong sub-district, Bogor regency, West Java province. The research used cross sectional study design with 312 junior high school students of 7th and 8th grade. Data were collected using questionnaires that had been pre-tested for validity and reliability and were analyzed using chi-square test and multiple logistic regression in SPSS. The results showed 50.6% of respondents performed sedentary behavior more than 6 hours. Age (OR= 1.9), peer support (OR=1.8) and school facilities (OR=0.2) were associated with sedentary behavior. Students who are older, do not have peer support, and attend school with insufficient facilities are more likely to conduct sedentary behavior. For that reason, in order to prevent sedentary behavior among students, it is important to consider the age of the student, the fulfillment of adequate school facilities and the presence of peer support among students.
|Journal||Jurnal Ekologi Kesehatan|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|