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240 results for "Adolescents"

Travel by Walking Before and After School Increases Physical Activity Among Adolescent Girls

  • Published on 02/2007

Objective To examine how travel by walking before and after school contributes to total physical activity of adolescent girls. Design Cross-sectional sample. Setting 36 middle schools from Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, New Orleans, San Diego and South Carolina participating in the Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls (TAAG). Participants—1721 6th grade girls ...


A Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adolescents

  • Published on 10/2002

Self-report measures remain the most popular tool for measuring the habitual physical activity of large samples of children The Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adolescents (MARCA) is a computer delivered questionnaire which requires children to recall the previous 24-h in 5 min segments The MARCA retains the key features of ...




Physical Activity and Clustered Cardiovascular Risk in Children: A Cross-Sectional Study (The European Youth Heart Study)

  • Published on 2006

Background Atherosclerosis develops from early childhood; physical activity could positively affect this process. This study’s aim was to assess the associations of objectively measured physical activity with clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and derive guidelines on the basis of this analysis. Methods We did a cross-sectional ...


Influence of Changes in Sedentary Behavior on Energy and Macronutrient Intake in Youth

  • Published on 02/2005

Background Changes in sedentary behavior may be related to changes in energy intake. Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate how experimental changes in the amount of sedentary behaviors influence energy intake. Design Sixteen non-overweight 12—16-yr-old youth were studied in a within-subject crossover design with three 3-wk phases: ...



High Levels of Habitual Physical Activity in West African Adolescent Girls and Relationship to Maturation, Growth, and Nutritional Status; Results From a 3-Year Prospective Study

  • Published on 2001

This study examines energy expenditure and physical activity levels for a sample of 40 adolescent girls of the Sereer ethnic group of rural Senegal. The girls were 13.3 +/- 0.5 years at the start of the study (June 1997) and were followed annually for the next 2 years during puberty. Data collected during each round ...


Differences in Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity and Obesity Among Caucasians and Non Caucasians in Norway

  • Published on 05/01/2002

Purpose To evaluate the differences between Caucasians and non-Caucasians with regard to cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity and obesity measures. Methods Four hundred and ten 9-year old children and 347 15-year old youths participated in a cross-sectional study as a part of the European Youth Heart Study. The non-Caucasians constituted 17% of the ...


Energy Intake and Expenditure in a Sample of 45 Bolivian Urban Adolescents

  • Published on 04/2006

Objective To describe the levels of physical activity and energy intake in a sample of Bolivian Adolescents. Setting La Paz, September-October 2004. Methodology: 45 secondary school students (19 males; 26 females; mean age 15.6 SD 1.25) wear accelerometers (Actigraph-7164; http://www.theactigraph.com) during three days. Anthropometric measurements were registered. A semi-quantitative food frequency-questionnaire was used ...