Xing Zhang and Jun Li
Department of School Health, Xi’an Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China
Objective to investigate the effect of walking to and from school on the prevalence of myopia among elementary school students. Understanding the characteristics of the distribution of walking to school among different students. Methods Using a convenience sampling method, questionnaires were administered to second and third grade elementary school students in 11 schools where the National Public Health Program were conducted. The questionnaire includes students' myopia rate, students' walking time, daily visual screen time, daily chores time, sleep time and extracurricular classes. c2 test and Logestic regression analysis were used to analyze the impact of walking to school on the prevalence of myopia. Results Whether students walked to school was related to district, video screen time, time spent doing chores, and participation in extracurricular classes. The logestic regression analysis showed that walking to school ≥30 min per day was a protective factor for myopia (OR = 0.373, 95% CI = 0.152-0.918, P < 0.05).Conclusion Students walking to school has a protective effect on the occurrence of myopia.
Outdoor Activities, Myopia, Walk to School, Pupil
Xing Zhang and Jun Li. Effect of Walking to School on Myopia in Elementary School Students. International Journal of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (2023), Vol. 4, Issue 1: 18-26. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJPHPM.2023.040103.
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