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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in European children: the IDEFICS study

Anno di pubblicazione: 2013

Autori: Santaliestra-Pasias, Alba Ma; Mouratidou, Theodora; Verbestel, Vera; Bammann, Karin; Molnar, Denes; Sieri, Sabina; Siani, Alfonso; Veidebaum, Toomas; Marild, Staffan; Lissner, Lauren; Hadjigeorgiou, Charalambos; Reisch, Lucia; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Moreno, Luis A.

Affiliazioni autori: University of Zaragoza; Ghent University; University of Bremen; University of Pecs; Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori Milan; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR); National Institute for Health Development - Estonia; University of Gothenburg; University of Gothenburg; Res & Educ Inst Child Hlth; Copenhagen Business School

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Objective: To estimate the prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in European children, and to evaluate the relationship between media availability in personal space and physical activity in relation to total screen time. Design: Data from the baseline IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of dietaryand lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants) cross-sectional survey. Information on hours of television/digital video disk/video viewing and computer/ games-console use (weekday and weekend days), media device availability in personal space, sports club membership, hours of active organized play and commuting (to and from school) were assessed via a self-reported parental questionnaire. Total screen time was defined as the sum of daily media use and subsequently dichotomized into meeting or not meeting the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Setting: Eight survey centres (Italy, Estonia, Cyprus, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Hungary and Spain). Subjects: Children (n 15 330; 51% males) aged 2-10 years. Results: Percentage of children engaged in total screen time for >2 h/d was higher on weekend days (52% v. 20% on weekdays) and in the older group (71% in males; 57% in females), varying by country. Children with a television set in their bedroom were more likely not to meet the screen time recommendations (OR=1.54; 95% CI 1.60, 1.74). Conclusions: Approximately a third of the children failed to meet current screen time recommendations. Availability of a television set in personal space increased the risk of excess total screen time. This information could be used to identify potential targets for public health promotion actions of young population groups.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 2295

Pagine a: 2306

Pagine totali: 12


Public health nutrition Cambridge University Press
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1368-9800

Numero volume: 17

Numero fascicolo: 10

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980013002486

Referee: Sì: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [000344544100020]

Parole chiave:

  • Sedentary behaviours
  • Children
  • Europe
  • Television watching
  • Screen time
  • Physical activity
  • Commuting
  • Leisure time

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