Results from New Zealand's 2014 report card on physical activity for children and youth

Maddison, Ralph, Dale, Leila Pfaeffli, Marsh, Samantha, LeBlanc, Allana G. and Oliver, Melody 2014, Results from New Zealand's 2014 report card on physical activity for children and youth, Journal of physical activity and health, vol. 11, no. Suppl 1, pp. S83-S87, doi: 10.1123/jpah.2014-0180.

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Title Results from New Zealand's 2014 report card on physical activity for children and youth
Author(s) Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Dale, Leila Pfaeffli
Marsh, Samantha
LeBlanc, Allana G.
Oliver, Melody
Journal name Journal of physical activity and health
Volume number 11
Issue number Suppl 1
Start page S83
End page S87
Total pages 5
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2014-05
ISSN 1543-5474
Keyword(s) Adolescent
Consumer Advocacy
Environment Design
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Health Surveys
Motor Activity
New Zealand
Play and Playthings
Program Evaluation
Sedentary Lifestyle
Summary BACKGROUND: This brief report provides grades for the 2014 New Zealand Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The Report Card presents a review of current evidence across 9 key indicators, including physical activity (PA), organized sport and free play, sedentary behavior, and community and government initiatives across New Zealand. METHODS: Nationally representative survey data were collated by researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, between June and December 2013. The grade for each indicator is based on the percentage of children and youth meeting a defined benchmark: A is 81%-100%; B is 61%-80%; C is 41%-60%, D is 21%-40%; F is 0%-20%; INC is incomplete data. RESULTS: Overall PA received a score of B, as did Organized Sport Participation and Active Play. PA participation in School Environment scored slightly less with a score of B-. Sedentary Behaviors, Family and Peers, and Community and Built Environment scored a grade of C. Active transportation received a score of C-. An inconclusive grade was given for the Government indicator due to a lack of established international criteria for assessment. CONCLUSIONS: PA participation in New Zealand is satisfactory, but could improve. However, sedentary behavior is high. Of particular concern is the age-related decline in PA participation, particularly among adolescent females, and the increase in sedentary behavior.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/jpah.2014-0180
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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