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Results from Ireland North and South's 2022 report card on physical activity for children and adolescents




List of AuthorsCarlin Angela, Connolly Sinead, Redpath Tamsyn, Belton Sarajane, Coppinger Tara, Cunningham Conor, Donnelly Alan, Dowd Kieran, Harrington Deirdre, Murtagh Elaine, Ng Kwok, O'Brien Wesley, Rodriguez Lauren, Woods Catherine, McAvoy Helen, Murphy Marie

PublisherElsevier

Publication year2024

JournalJournal of Exercise Science and Fitness

Journal name in sourceJournal of exercise science and fitness

Journal acronymJ Exerc Sci Fit

Volume number22

Issue number1

Start page66

End page72

ISSN1728-869X

eISSN2226-5104

DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesf.2023.12.003

URLhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1728869X23000655?via%3Dihub

Self-archived copy’s web addresshttps://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/386956787


Abstract

Background: The Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity (PA) for Children and Adolescents aims to monitor progress in PA participation across a range of internationally established indicators.

Methods: Data were collated for 11 indicators and graded following the harmonised Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance report card process. Six representative studies (sample size range n = 898 to n = 15,557) were primarily used in the grading, with many indicators supplemented with additional studies and reports. Data collected since the implementation of COVID-19 public health measures in March 2020 were excluded.

Results: Grades were awarded as follows: ‘Overall physical activity’, C-; ‘Organised Sport and Physical Activity’, C; ‘Active Play’, INC; ‘Sedentary Behaviours’, C-; ‘Physical Fitness’, INC; ‘Family and Peers’, D+; ‘School’, C-; ‘Physical Education’, D; ‘Community and Environment’, B+ and ‘Government’, B. Separate grades were awarded for disability as follows; ‘Overall physical activity’, F; ‘Organised Sport and Physical Activity’, D; ‘Sedentary Behaviours’, C-; ‘Family and Peers’, C; ‘School’, C- and ‘Government’, B. ‘Active Play’, ‘Physical Fitness’, ‘Physical Education’ and ‘Community and Environment’ were all graded INC for disability. Since the last report card in 2016, four grades remained the same, three increased (‘Overall physical activity’, ‘School’ and ‘Physical Education’) and two (‘Family and Peers,’ and ‘Government’) were awarded grades for the first time.

Conclusion. Grades specific to children and adolescents with disability were generally lower for each indicator. While small improvements have been shown across a few indicators, PA levels remain low across many indicators for children and adolescents.


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