Effects of different gender, age and parents' support on physical activity and sedentary behaviour of Chinese children and adolescent
ISPAH ePoster Library. Guo Q. 10/15/18; 225419; 501
Dr. Qiang Guo
Dr. Qiang Guo
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Abstract Introduction:<\b>
This epidemiological study was to investigate and examine how different gender, age and parents' support would affect physical activity level (PAL) and sedentary behavior (SB) in Chinese students and association of their PAL and social support environment . Methods:<\b>
The study included 18,424 students (51.9% boys, 49.1% girls) aged 8-18 years old and 10,599 parents in China. The validated questionnaires PAQ-CN and ASAQ-CN were used to assess subjects’ PAL and SB (sitting time). PAQ-CN had three categories as low, medium, and high and the sitting time included education, screen, transport, culture, and social contact-related. Parents' PAL was collected with IPAQ. Results:<\b>
The study demonstrated that PAL of girls was significantly lower than boys in each age group (p<0.001, respectively) and decreased greatly with their age increase. But boys' PAL tended to fluctuate gently and was at a low level for all age groups. The total sitting time ranged from 4.29 to 5.21 hours/day that excluded regular study time in class. The sitting time dropped sharply for the age groups of 11-15 but rose greatly after age of 15, which was closely related to education and screen watching. Children’s PAL was significantly affected by parents' PAL across three age groups (p<0.05, respectively), showing PAL increases in accordance with increase of their parents' PAL.Conclusions: SB has become an epidemic phenomenon for young Chinese students, which is closely related to educational sitting time. PAL is evidently lower in young girls. The parents' PAL could greatly affect PAL of children and adolescents.
Abstract Introduction:<\b>
This epidemiological study was to investigate and examine how different gender, age and parents' support would affect physical activity level (PAL) and sedentary behavior (SB) in Chinese students and association of their PAL and social support environment . Methods:<\b>
The study included 18,424 students (51.9% boys, 49.1% girls) aged 8-18 years old and 10,599 parents in China. The validated questionnaires PAQ-CN and ASAQ-CN were used to assess subjects’ PAL and SB (sitting time). PAQ-CN had three categories as low, medium, and high and the sitting time included education, screen, transport, culture, and social contact-related. Parents' PAL was collected with IPAQ. Results:<\b>
The study demonstrated that PAL of girls was significantly lower than boys in each age group (p<0.001, respectively) and decreased greatly with their age increase. But boys' PAL tended to fluctuate gently and was at a low level for all age groups. The total sitting time ranged from 4.29 to 5.21 hours/day that excluded regular study time in class. The sitting time dropped sharply for the age groups of 11-15 but rose greatly after age of 15, which was closely related to education and screen watching. Children’s PAL was significantly affected by parents' PAL across three age groups (p<0.05, respectively), showing PAL increases in accordance with increase of their parents' PAL.Conclusions: SB has become an epidemic phenomenon for young Chinese students, which is closely related to educational sitting time. PAL is evidently lower in young girls. The parents' PAL could greatly affect PAL of children and adolescents.
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