Results From Spain’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

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Title: Results From Spain’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Authors: Roman-Viñas, Blanca | Marin, Jorge | Sánchez-López, Mairena | Aznar, Susana | Leis, Rosaura | Aparicio-Ugarriza, Raquel | Schroder, Helmut | Ortiz-Moncada, Rocío | Vicente, German | González-Gross, Marcela | Serra-Majem, Lluís
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Alimentación y Nutrición (ALINUT) | Salud Pública
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Sedentary lifestyle | Exercise | Child health | Adolescents | Active transportation
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Citation: Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2016, 13(11, Suppl 2): S279-S283. doi:10.1123/jpah.2016-0308
Abstract: Background: The first Active Healthy Kids Spanish Report Card aims to gather the most robust information about physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior of children and adolescents. Methods: A Research Working Group of experts on PA and sport sciences was convened. A comprehensive data search, based on a review of the literature, dissertations, gray literature, and experts’ nonpublished data, was conducted to identify the best sources to grade each indicator following the procedures and methodology outlined by the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card model. Results: Overall PA (based on objective and self-reported methods) was graded as D-, Organized Sports Participation as B, Active Play as C+, Active Transportation as C, Sedentary Behavior as D, School as C, and Family and Peers as Incomplete, Community and the Built Environment as Incomplete, and Government as Incomplete. Conclusions: Spanish children and adolescents showed low levels of adherence to PA and sedentary behavior guidelines, especially females and adolescents. There is a need to achieve consensus and harmonize methods to evaluate PA and sedentary behavior to monitor changes over time and to evaluate the effectiveness of policies to promote PA.
ISSN: 1543-3080 (Print) | 1543-5474 (Online)
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0308
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Peer Review: si
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