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[This article belongs to Volume - 25, Issue - 07]

Relationship Between Physical Activity and Smoking Experience in Online Motorcycle Taxi Drivers in Surabaya

The smoking problem is a world health problem and online motorcycle taxi drivers have a smoking habit. Changes in the structure and function of lung tissue cause the flow of incoming oxygen to become less, resulting in shortness of breath in sufferers, causing breathing to become heavier and painful after activity. This study aimed to determine physical activity and smoking experience among online motorbike taxi drivers in Surabaya. The research design used was cross-sectional. This research was conducted in August-November 2020, in Rungkut District, Surabaya City. The research variable was level of physical activity (using International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)) and smoking experience (using by the Brinkman Index) in smokers who work as online motorcycle taxi drivers. The total number of respondents was 49 people. In the Pearson correlation test, to determine the relationship between the severity of smoking and the physical activity level. It showed that there was a significant relationship between the severity of smoking and the level of physical activity, namely r= -0.659 and p=0.000. So the higher the severity of smoking, the lower the level of physical activity.