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522 results for "Children"

Physical Fitness, Physical Activity and Obesity Among Children and Youth

  • Published on 05/2002

Purpose To evaluate the differences in physical fitness and physical activity between 9- and 15-year old girls and boys in Oslo, and to evaluate the relationship of those variables with obesity. Methods Four hundred and ten 9-year olds and 347 15-year olds participated in a cross-sectional study as a part of ...


Physical Activity in Overweight and Nonoverweight Preschool Children

  • Published on 2003

Objective To compare the physical activity levels of overweight and non overweight 3- to 5-y-old children while attending preschool. A secondary aim was to evaluate weight-related differences in hypothesized parental determinants of child physical activity behavior. Design Cross-sectional study. Subjects A total of 245, 3- to 5-y-olds (127 girls, 118 boys) and their ...


Physical Activity and Determinants of Physical Activity in Obese and Non-obese Children

  • Published on 06/2001

Objective To compare the physical activity (PA) patterns and the hypothesized psychosocial and environmental determinants of PA in an ethnically diverse sample of obese and non-obese middle school children. Design Cross-sectional study. Subjects One-hundred and thirty-three non-obese and 54 obese sixth grade children (mean age of 11.4±0.6). Obesity status determined using the ...


Physical Activity Levels and Patterns of 9- and 15-year-old European Children

  • Added on November 8, 2010

Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess physical activity levels and patterns from children participating in the European Youth Heart Study (EYHS) Very limited physical activity data exist that have been collected from representative samples of children and even fewer data collected where physical activity has been measured ...


Physical Activity Assessment in American Indian Children and Adolescents

  • Published on 08/2002

The prevalence of obesity is high in American Indian children (AI) and adolescents, and there is a need for valid methods for estimating energy intake and expenditure that can be applied in large-scale epidemiological studies and prevention programs. Thus, we compared two physical activity (PA) assessment methods, accelerometry and PA ...



Physical Activity Levels in Grade 3 Children During the School Day

  • Published on 2003

The purpose of this study was to analyze physical activity (PA) levels in Grade 3 boys and girls during the school day Participants (281 M, 284 F) wore accelerometers (CSA, Inc.) for 7 consecutive days. Time spent in moderate (3-5.9 MET) and vigorous (> 6 MET) PA was determined BMI was calculated from standard measures of ...


Physical Activity Levels in Children and Youth. Weekday vs Weekend

  • Published on 2003

This study analyzed physical activity (PA) levels during the weekday vs. weekend in boys and girls of normal weight, those at risk for overweight, and those who were over-weight Students in Grades 3 (n = 565), 7 (n = 557), and 11 (n = 520) wore accelerometers (CSA, Inc.) for 7 consecutive days Time spent in moderate (3-5 9 MET) and ...


Age, Social Engagement, and Physical Activity in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Published on 03/2008

Although engagement in social interactions is one of the key diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), few studies have examined if social engagement related to physical activity of children with ASD. Age is another variable of interest to researchers studying behaviors, but has not been explored in physical activity ...