Physical activity patterns of Singaporean adolescents

Lee, Kok Sonk & Trost, Stewart G. (2006) Physical activity patterns of Singaporean adolescents. Pediatric Exercise Science, 18(4), pp. 400-414.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to document the level of physical activity and sedentary behavior in a representative sample of Singaporean adolescents. A random sample of 1,827 secondary school students from six secondary schools (929 boys, 898 girls, mean age 14.9 +/- 1.2 yr) completed the Three-Day Physical Activity Recall (3DPAR) self-report instrument. Approximately 63% of Singaporean high school students met current guidelines requiring 60 min of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. Just over half (51.6%) met the guideline calling for regular vigorous physical activity. Across all grade levels, boys were consistently more active than girls. More than 70% of Singaporean high school students exceeded the recommended 2 hours per day of electronic media use. Collectively, these findings suggest that a significant proportion of Singaporean adolescents are not sufficiently active and are in need of programs to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior.

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ID Code: 72068
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 109JZ
Times Cited: 6
Cited Reference Count: 38
Lee, Kok Sonk Trost, Stewart G.
Human kinetics publ inc
Champaign;<Go to ISI>://WOS:000242305400002
Keywords: activity recall, youth, girls, validity, children, obesity, television, age, intervention, reliability
ISSN: 0899-8493
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 23 May 2014 02:00
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 02:00

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