Correlates of Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in Brazilian Children

Correlates of Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity in Brazilian Children

Author Ferrari, Gerson Luis de Moraes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Matsudo, Victor Google Scholar
Barreira, Tiago V. Google Scholar
Tudor-Locke, Catrine Google Scholar
Katzmarzyk, Peter T. Google Scholar
Fisberg, Mauro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Background: Few studies have used ecological models to study multiple levels of association with objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in young children from middle-income countries. The purpose of this study was to examine potential correlates of objectively measured MVPA in Brazilian children. Methods: The sample consisted of 328 children. An Actigraph GT3X+ accelerometer was used to monitor MVPA over 7 days. Body mass index and body fat percentage were measured using a bioelectrical impedance scale. Questionnaires completed by the children, their parents, and school personnel queried individual, family and home, and school-level environmental correlates. Results: Children averaged 59.3 min/d in MVPA (44.5% met MVPA guidelines), and 51.8% were overweight/obese. For boys and girls combined, significant correlates (P<.05) of MVPA were waist circumference (beta=.007), travel mode to school (beta=.140), maternal employment status (beta=-.119) and TV in bedroom (beta-.107). In boys, significant correlates of MVPA were waist circumference (beta=-.011), travel mode to school (beta=.133), and maternal employment status (beta=-.195). In girls, the only significant correlate of MVPA was travel mode to school (beta=.143). Conclusions: Several factors were identified as correlates of MVPA in Brazilian children

however, only travel mode to school was common for both boys and girls.
Keywords accelerometer
health
pediatric
schoolchildren
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Champaign
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Physical Activity & Health. Champaign, v. 13, n. 10, p. 1132-1145, 2016.
ISSN 1543-3080 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Human Kinetics Publ Inc
Extent 1132-1145
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2015-0666
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000387633800015
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/56969

Show full item record




File

File Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Search


Browse

Statistics

My Account