Patterns of physical activity and overweight among 7–13-year-old russian children: A 7-year nationally representative monitoring study

Catrine Tudor-Locke, Barbara Ainsworth, B. M. Popkin

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    Abstract

    This is a repeated cross-sectional study of overweight and physical activity (PA) and inactivity patterns of successive samples of 7–13-year-old Russian children who were surveyed six times between 1995 and 2002 as part of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey. This analysis focused on moderate/vigorous (MOD/VIG) PA (e.g., active commuting to school, during school MOD/VIG PA as part of physical education classes, and/or before/after school MOD/VIG PA) and inactivity patterns (e.g., television viewing habits) obtained through parent proxy-reports of 3,507 boys (M age = 10.1 years, SD = 2.0; body mass index = 17.5 kg/m, SD = 3.0). Time spent in MOD/VIG PA appears to be on the rise, while the proportion of those actively commuting to school is decreasing, especially among girls.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)10-17
    Number of pages8
    JournalResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
    Volume79
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 2008

    Keywords

    • Active commuting
    • Exercise
    • Physical education
    • Youth

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    • Nephrology

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