Demographic factors affecting physical activity level among local government workers in Lagos State
Oluwaseun Ebenezer Oladeinde1,&, David Dairo2, Bidemi Yusuf2
1Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Abuja, Nigeria, 2College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
Oluwaseun Ebenezer Oladeinde, Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Asokoro, Abuja, Nigeria
physical inactivity is a known risk factor for non-communicable diseases. Workers spend majority of the waking hours at the work environment and so the activities in the workplace can complement the total physical activity levels of workers. The aim of the study is to assess the socio-demographic factors affecting physical activities level of Lagos State Local government workers.
the study is a cross sectional study among Lagos State Local Government workers. Consenting workers in the Local Government Areas were interviewed using a structured interviewer’s administered phone based questionnaire. Information on socio-demographic factors, medical history and physical activities was collected. Respondent’s blood pressure, body weight, height, waist and hip circumference were measured and the body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Physical activity level was assessed using the international physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ) questionnaire.
among the respondents, 47.4% were male while 41.6% were aged 40 - 49 years; also, 84.7% were married and 51.9% are degree holders. Approximately, 12.9%
of respondents were hypertensive. Forty five percent of the respondents were moderately active at the work place while 8.6% were vigorously active at
the work place. Fifty eight percent were engaged in daily walking of more than 10 minutes. Physical activity level was associated with female gender (X2 = 10.27,
p 0.006), marital status (X2 = 7.40, p 0.025) and hypertension status (X2 = 12.6, p 0.013) while age, religion, education level, grade level and body mass index were not associated. Female and single respondents were twice more likely to be physically inactive [AOR = 2, CI (1.3 - 3.3)] and [AOR = 2.3, CI (1.2 - 4.9)].
continuous health education on physical activities should be intensified among Lagos State Local Government workers to ensure healthy behavioural change.
Nigeria CDC/Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme 2<sup>nd</sup> Annual Scientific Conference (Abuja)
To create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works, NCDC/NFELTP organized the 2nd annual scientific conference with the theme "strengthening one health through field epidemiology training" at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from July 5-7, 2017. The objectives of the conference were to provide residents and graduates a forum to share findings from their field activities; provide training opportunity for trainees on scientific communication; provide an opportunity for epidemiological networking as well as create a forum to discuss pertinent public health issues. In attendance were dignitaries from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, WHO, Africa CDC, Ministries Departments and Agencies, University officials and other implementing partners. With the current rise in zoonotic diseases, the conference also featured a two-day pre-conference workshop on One Health which prioritized zoonotic infectious diseases in Nigeria using standardized prioritization methods. A second workshop focused on antimicrobial resistance. There were 38 oral presentations, 60 poster presentations and 2 plenary sessions. The presentations covered various sub-themes ranging from outbreak investigations, case management, health system strengthening, vaccine preventable diseases, communicable diseases and surveillance. The conference featured a National Night and climaxed with awards to outstanding presenters.
Dates: 05 Jul 17 - 07 Jul 17
Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel
Organizers: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control / Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme
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