Review of Physical Activity Prevalence of Asian School-Age Children and Adolescents

Müller, A.M. and Khoo, S. and Lambert, R. (2013) Review of Physical Activity Prevalence of Asian School-Age Children and Adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 25 (3). pp. 227-238. ISSN 1010-5395, DOI

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Overweight and obese populations in Asia are high and increasing rapidly. Physical activity prevalence studies have found low physical activity rates among Asian school-age children and adolescents. The purpose of this review is to establish a baseline for physical activity rates in Asian school-age children and adolescents and serve as a platform for additional research. Thirty papers published between 2000 and 2011 on physical activity prevalence of school-age children and adolescents were included in the review. Fourteen studies were conducted in East Asia, 10 in South East Asia, 2 in South Asia and 2 in West Asia. Studies used subjective methods (questionnaires or diaries) and objective methods (accelerometers or heart rate monitors). Although nearly all studies found low physical activity levels, it was not possible to provide an accurate picture due to an absence of standardized, reliable, and economically viable measurement tools.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescents; Asia; Children; Physical activity prevalence; Review; School-age
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > Child health. Child health services
Depositing User: Dr Andre Matthias Mueller
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 02:26
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 07:49

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