Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539513481494
Title: Review of physical activity prevalence of Asian school-age children and adolescents
Authors: Andre Matthias Mueller 
Khoo, Selina
Lambert, Roger
Keywords: Asia
adolescents
children
physical activity prevalence
review
school-age
Accelerometry
Adolescent
Asia
Child
Female
Humans
Male
Prevalence
Surveys and Questionnaires
Young Adult
Motor Activity
Issue Date: 1-May-2013
Publisher: SAGE
Source: Andre Matthias Mueller, Khoo, Selina, Lambert, Roger (2013-05-01). Review of physical activity prevalence of Asian school-age children and adolescents. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 25 (3) : 227-238. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539513481494
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Abstract: 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 articles 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 Southeast 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.
Source Title: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/137225
ISSN: 10105395
DOI: 10.1177/1010539513481494
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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