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1Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health of Sciences, Alma Ata University, Indonesia

2Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Alma Ata University, Indonesia

3Poltekkes Kemenkes Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Received: 29 Jan 2022; Published: 28 Apr 2022.

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Background: The prevalence of obesity has increased worldwide. Indonesia has also experienced a similar rising trend in obesity, especially in adolescents. The current phenomena is shifting mode of transportation from active to passive.

Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the correlation between transportation mode and obesity in high school adolescents in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was created and a total of 238 adolescent girls in class XI from all high schools/equivalents in Bantul, Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia  was recruited. Data were collected in February-May 2017. Data characteristics, duration and mode of transportation were collected using a structured questionnaire. In addition, body mass index measured to determine obesity. A logistic regression analysis was performed using SPSS version 20.0.

Results: Subjects who used passive transportation mode had a risk of having obesity (OR 5.63, 95% CI: 1.71-8.52). Furthermore, passive transport duration >15 minutes increased the risk of obesity (OR 2.51, 95% CI: 1.07-5.99), while active transport >15 minutes was a protective factor (OR: 0.21 95% CI: 0.19-0.89).

Conclusions: There were correlation between the type and duration of the transportation mode used with obesity in adolescent girls.

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Keywords: Adolescent girls; High school students; Obesity; Transportation
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