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Factors Related to Sports Participation in Brazil: An Analysis Based on the 2015 National Household Survey

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Graduate Program on Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre 90035-190, Brazil
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School of Physical Education, Physical Therapy and Dance from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Porto Alegre 90690-200, Brazil
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Interdisciplinary Department of Campus Litoral Norte from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Tramandaí 95590-000, Brazil
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6011; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17176011
Received: 13 June 2020 / Revised: 30 July 2020 / Accepted: 1 August 2020 / Published: 19 August 2020
The academic interest in analyzing the correlates of sports participation in several countries has increased recently. Nevertheless, in developing countries, which do not monitor sportive data, this type of investigation is still scarce. This study aims to analyze socioeconomic, motivational, and supportive factors related to sports participation in Brazil. Data from the 2015 National Household Survey—Supplementary Questionnaire of Sports and Physical Activities are examined. In the survey, 71,142 individuals older than 15 years were interviewed (mean age 43.12 years; 53.83% women and 46.17% men). Logistic regression is used for analyzing the data. Results demonstrate a low participation in sports (23.38%). Sports participation declines with increasing age (2% less per year), increases with higher educational level (graduated 5.9 times more), and males prevail in the sporting context (2.3 times more). The main obstacle to women’s participation is the lack of sports facilities, and for men the lack of time and health problems. Men practice sports mainly due to socialization, fun, and competition, and women due to medical recommendation. Soccer was the most practiced sport (28.1%), predominating among men. Public policies on sports promotion for fun and socialization may increase male participation, and investments in sports facilities may increase female participation. View Full-Text
Keywords: sports participation; physical activity; health; public policies; logistic regression sports participation; physical activity; health; public policies; logistic regression
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Magno, F.; ten Caten, C.S.; Reppold Filho, A.R.; Callegaro, A.M.; Ferreira, A.d.C.D. Factors Related to Sports Participation in Brazil: An Analysis Based on the 2015 National Household Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6011. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17176011

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Magno F, ten Caten CS, Reppold Filho AR, Callegaro AM, Ferreira AdCD. Factors Related to Sports Participation in Brazil: An Analysis Based on the 2015 National Household Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(17):6011. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17176011

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Magno, Felipe, Carla S. ten Caten, Alberto R. Reppold Filho, Aline M. Callegaro, and Alan d.C.D. Ferreira. 2020. "Factors Related to Sports Participation in Brazil: An Analysis Based on the 2015 National Household Survey" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 17: 6011. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17176011

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