Évora Residents and Sports Activity

Part of the Studies in Theoretical and Applied Statistics book series (STAS)


A healthy life is promoted by active practices that decrease sedentary lifestyles, reducing the risks of occurrence of various diseases. The World Health Organization recognizes the importance of physical activity in physical, mental, and social health. This paper presents some of the results obtained from a survey realized in collaboration with the Sports Division of Municipality of Évora to characterize the physical activity of the residents. After an exploratory data analysis, and some comparisons using parametric and nonparametric tests, we adjust a logistic regression model to identify enhancers’ factors of physical activity. We conclude that the residents in this municipality have a high physical activity rate and that there are no significant differences in physical activity rate between genders. Physical activity rate decreases drastically with age, varies with the professional situation and increases with qualification. The more likely practitioner is a young male, self-employed without higher education that knows some sports initiatives and that is satisfied with municipality sports offer.


Sport Enterprises Physical Activity Practice Municipal Sports Sports Division Entertainment Reasons 
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This is a join work with Sports Division from Municipality of Évora and had the collaboration of the Organization and Informatics Management Division from Municipality of Évora. PI and AA are members of CIMA-UE, a research center funded by the FEDER program, administrated by FCT Pluriannual Funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Research Center of Mathematics and Applications (CIMA-UE)University of ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal

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