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Results from Ireland North and South's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth

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dc.contributor.author Harrington, Deirdre M.
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Marie H.
dc.contributor.author Carlin, Angela
dc.contributor.author Coppinger, Tara
dc.contributor.author Donnelly, Alan Edward
dc.contributor.author Dowd, Kieran P.
dc.contributor.author Keating, Teresa
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Niamh M.
dc.contributor.author Murtagh, Elaine M.
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Wesley
dc.contributor.author Woods, Catherine B.
dc.contributor.author Belton, Sarahjane
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-29T08:34:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-29T08:34:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9054
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Physical activity (PA) is a key performance indicator for policy documents in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Building on baseline grades set in 2014, Ireland's second Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth allows for continued surveillance of indicators related to PA in children and youth. Methods: Data and information were extracted and collated for 10 indicators and graded using an international standardized grading system. Results: Overall, 7 grades stayed the same, 2 increased, and 1 decreased. Grades were assigned as follows: Overall PA, D (an increase); Sedentary Behavior (TV), C-; Physical Education, D-; Active Play, Incomplete/Inconclusive (INC); Active Transportation, D; School, D (a decrease); Home (Family), INC; Community and the Built Environment, B+ (an increase); and Government, INC. Unlike 2014's report card, different grades for the Republic (C-) and Northern Ireland (C+) were assigned for Organized Sport Participation. Conclusions: Although the grade for Overall PA levels increased to a D, this may reflect the increased quality and quantity of data available. The double burden of low PA and high sedentary levels are concerning and underscore the need for advocacy toward, and surveillance of, progress in achieving targets set by the new National Physical Activity Plan in the Republic and obesity and sport plans in the North. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Human Kinetics Journals en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Physical Activity and Health;13 (2), S183-S188
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0334
dc.rights Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2016,https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0334 . © Human Kinetics, Inc. en_US
dc.subject sedentary en_US
dc.subject sport en_US
dc.subject school en_US
dc.subject transport en_US
dc.subject play en_US
dc.title Results from Ireland North and South's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-07-29T08:22:56Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1123/jpah.2016-0334
dc.contributor.sponsor Public Health Agency (NI), Sport Northern Ireland en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Irish Heart Foundation en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Institute of Public Health in Ireland en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2708987
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Physical Activity & Health
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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