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dc.contributor.authorSteene-Johannessen, Jostein
dc.contributor.authorOrtega Porcel, Francisco Bartolomé 
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Jonatan
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-13T12:55:40Z
dc.date.available2020-04-13T12:55:40Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-18
dc.identifier.citationSteene-Johannessen, J., Hansen, B.H., Dalene, K.E. et al. Variations in accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary time across Europe – harmonized analyses of 47,497 children and adolescents. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 38 (2020). [https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-00930-x]es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10481/61135
dc.descriptionThe funding agencies supporting this work are as follows: Italy: the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies Ireland: The Health Research Board; The Netherlands: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw); and Norway: The Research Council of Norway, Division for Society and Health. The pooling of the data was funded through a grant from the National Prevention Research Initiative (Grant Number: G0701877) (http://www.mrc.ac.uk/research/initiatives/national-preventionresearch- initiative-npri/). The funding partners relevant to this award are: British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Department of Health; Diabetes UK; Economic and Social Research Council; Medical Research Council; Research and Development Office for the Northern Ireland Health and Social Services; Chief Scientist Office; Scottish Executive Health Department; The Stroke Association; Welsh Assembly Government and World Cancer Research Fund. This work was additionally supported by the Medical Research Council [MC_UU_12015/3; MC_UU_12015/7], The Research Council of Norway (249932/F20), Bristol University, Loughborough University and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.es_ES
dc.description.abstractBackground: Levels of physical activity and variation in physical activity and sedentary time by place and person in European children and adolescents are largely unknown. The objective of the study was to assess the variations in objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in children and adolescents across Europe. Methods: Six databases were systematically searched to identify pan-European and national data sets on physical activity and sedentary time assessed by the same accelerometer in children (2 to 9.9 years) and adolescents (≥10 to 18 years). We harmonized individual-level data by reprocessing hip-worn raw accelerometer data files from 30 different studies conducted between 1997 and 2014, representing 47,497 individuals (2–18 years) from 18 different European countries. Results: Overall, a maximum of 29% (95% CI: 25, 33) of children and 29% (95% CI: 25, 32) of adolescents were categorized as sufficiently physically active. We observed substantial country- and region-specific differences in physical activity and sedentary time, with lower physical activity levels and prevalence estimates in Southern European countries. Boys were more active and less sedentary in all age-categories. The onset of age-related lowering or leveling-off of physical activity and increase in sedentary time seems to become apparent at around 6 to 7 years of age. Conclusions: Two third of European children and adolescents are not sufficiently active. Our findings suggest substantial gender-, country- and region-specific differences in physical activity. These results should encourage policymakers, governments, and local and national stakeholders to take action to facilitate an increase in the physical activity levels of young people across Europe.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe pooling of the data was funded through a grant from the National Prevention Research Initiative (Grant Number: G0701877)es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was additionally supported by the Medical Research Council [MC_UU_12015/3; MC_UU_12015/7], The Research Council of Norway (249932/F20)es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Naturees_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/*
dc.titleVariations in accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary time across Europe – harmonized analyses of 47,497 children and adolescentses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
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dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12966-020-00930-x


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