Tracking of physical activity, physical inactivity, and health-related physical fitness in rural youth

Pate, R.R., Trost, S.G., Dowda, M., Ott, A.E., Ward, D.S., & Saunders, R. (1999) Tracking of physical activity, physical inactivity, and health-related physical fitness in rural youth. Pediatric Exercise Science, 11(4), pp. 364-376.

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This study examined the tracking of selected measures of physical activity, inactivity, and fitness in a cohort of rural youth. Students (N = 181, 54.7% female, 63.5% African American) completed test batteries during their fifth-(age = 10.7 +/- 0.7 years), sixth-, and seventh-grade years. The Previous Day Physical Activity Recall (PDPAR) was used to assess 30-min blocks of vigorous physical activity (VPA), moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), TV watching and other sedentary activities, and estimated energy expenditure (EE). Fitness measures included the PWC 170 cycle ergometer test, strength tests, triceps skinfold thickness, and BMI. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) for VPA, MVPA, and after-school EE ranged from 0.63 to 0.78. ICCs ranged from 0.49 to 0.71 for measures of inactivity and from 0.78 to 0.82 for the fitness measures. These results indicate that measures of physical activity, inactivity, and physical fitness tend to track during the transition from elementary to middle school.

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ID Code: 72072
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 254DL
Times Cited: 54
Cited Reference Count: 34
Pate, RR Trost, SG Dowda, M Ott, AE Ward, DS Saunders, R Felton, G
Human kinetics publ inc
Champaign;<Go to ISI>://WOS:000083596600006
Keywords: amsterdam growth, young-children, risk-factors, follow-up, adulthood, adolescents, muscatine, childhood, obesity
ISSN: 0899-8493
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 23 May 2014 01:49
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 01:49

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