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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 
UNESCO Clasification: 3206 Ciencias de la nutrición
Keywords: Active Transportation
Child Health
Sedentary Lifestyle
Issue Date: 2016
Journal: Journal of physical activity & health 
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
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0308
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health [ISSN 1543-3080], v. 13 (11-S2), p. S279-S283
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