College student aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity: disparities between cis-gender and transgender students in the United States

Wilson, O.W.A., Jones, B.A. ORCID: 0000-0001-8872-5847 and Bopp, M., 2021. College student aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity: disparities between cis-gender and transgender students in the United States. Journal of American College Health. ISSN 0744-8481

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Abstract

Objective: To examine aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity disparities among college cisgender and transgender students adjusting for other socio-demographic characteristics (age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation).

Methods: National College Health Assessment (NCHA) data collected between Fall 2015 and Fall 2018 were analyzed using chi-square tests for independence and odds ratios.

Results: Cisgender women were significantly less likely to meet aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity recommendations compared to cisgender men. Transgender men and transgender women were less likely to meet aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity recommendations compared to cisgender peers. Differences were also revealed among transgender individuals, with transgender women more and less likely to meet aerobic and muscle strengthening recommendations respectively compared to transgender men.

Conclusions: Considerable aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity participation disparities exist between cisgender and transgender emerging adults. The unique constraints that transgender college students experience in relation to both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity participation require further examination to ensure the provision of equitable opportunities to be physically active.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of American College Health
Creators: Wilson, O.W.A., Jones, B.A. and Bopp, M.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 24 March 2021
ISSN: 0744-8481
Identifiers:
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10.1080/07448481.2021.1895808DOI
1432617Other
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of American College Health on 24/03/2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07448481.2021.1895808
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 15 Oct 2021 08:57
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 08:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44453

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