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Results from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth

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Show simple item record Harrington, Deirdre M. Belton, Sarahjane Coppinger, Tara Cullen, Muireann Donnelly, Alan Edward Dowd, Kieran P. Keating, Teresa Layte, Richard Murphy, Marie H. Murphy, Niamh M. Murtagh, Elaine M. Woods, Catherine B. 2020-07-29T09:52:45Z 2020-07-29T09:52:45Z 2014
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Physical activity (PA) levels are a key performance indicator for policy documents in Ireland. The first Ireland Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth aims to set a robust baseline for future surveillance of indicators related to PA in children and youth. Methods: Data collected between 2003-2010 on more than 35,000 7- to 18-year-old children and youth were used and graded using a standardized grading system for 10 indicators. Results: Grades assigned for the indicators were as follows: overall physical activity levels, D-; sedentary behavior (TV viewing), C-; organized sport participation, C-: physical education, D-; active play, inconclusive (INC); active transportation, D; school, C-, community and the built environment, B; family, INC; and government, INC. Conclusions: PA recommendations exist in Ireland but this Report Card has shown that participation is still low. A number of promising policies, programs and services are in place but these require thorough evaluation and adequate resourcing. Agreement and implementation of a common framework for the systematic surveillance of indictors related to PA of children and youth is necessary to monitor change over time and ensure the impact of promising work is captured. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Human Kinetics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Physical Activity and Health;11, S63-S68
dc.rights Author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2014, © Human Kinetics, Inc. en_US
dc.subject physical education en_US
dc.subject sedentary en_US
dc.subject sport en_US
dc.subject transportation en_US
dc.title Results from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in 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 2020-07-29T09:01:55Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1123/jpah.2014-0166
dc.contributor.sponsor Irish Sports Council en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2709215
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Physical Activity & Health
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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