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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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CANSINO, Kenyi  and  GALVEZ, Harold. Determinants of participation in physical activity in Peru. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.1, pp.151-155. ISSN 1726-4634.

This document attempts to establish the determinants of participation in physical activity in Peru using the economic structure presented by Cawley and a participation choice model proposed by Humphreys and Ruseski. Through the National Survey of Nutritional, Biochemical, Socioeconomic and Cultural Indicators related to Chronic-Degenerative Diseases in 2006, a logistic model was estimated through which an observation was made: more educated individuals are more likely to participate in physical activities. Also, characteristics like socioeconomic status and employment decrease the likelihood of participating in physical activities due to a higher opportunity cost. In the same way, it was observed that adults are less likely to participate in physical activities due to biological characteristics related to age

Keywords : Motor activity; Models, economic; Epidemiologic factors; Attitude to Health.

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