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Physical activity rates among adolescents: the gender role in Spain

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dc.contributor.author Clemente Bosch, Eva es_ES
dc.contributor.author Llopis Gonzalez, Agustin es_ES
dc.contributor.author Rubio López, Nuria es_ES
dc.contributor.author Westall Pixton, Debra Lynne es_ES
dc.contributor.author Morales Suarez-Varela, Maria M. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-19T15:01:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-19T15:01:09Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10
dc.identifier.issn 1013-9923
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/62751
dc.description.abstract Physical activity in adolescence may contribute to develop healthy adult lifestyles and help reduce chronic disease incidence. The aim of the present study was to determine the physical activity (PA) rates among adolescents, distinguish PA rate patterns for gender and age groups, and calculate the number of adolescents who meet the current PA guidelines. A validated questionnaire was used to collect data from 583 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. We calculated their usual PA rates and considered that the International PA guidelines were followed if the subjects were physically active at least 60 minutes a day for 5 or more days per week. Of the sample participants, only 35.4% followed the International PA guidelines (57.6% males, 14.0% females). The older the subjects, the less physically active they were, and this trend was much more evident among females. We conclude that the PA rates among adolescents are quite low, with a high percentage of subjects who do no PA, especially females, which will have a negative impact on their health in the short, mid and long term. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Medcom Limited es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Exercise es_ES
dc.subject Gender differences es_ES
dc.subject Young people es_ES
dc.subject.classification FILOLOGIA INGLESA es_ES
dc.title Physical activity rates among adolescents: the gender role in Spain es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada - Departament de Lingüística Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Clemente Bosch, E.; Llopis Gonzalez, A.; Rubio López, N.; Westall Pixton, DL.; Morales Suarez-Varela, MM. (2013). Physical activity rates among adolescents: the gender role in Spain. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics. 18(4):199-203. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/62751 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.hkjpaed.org/issue.asp?journalNo=1&issueVol=18&issueNo=4 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 199 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 203 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 18 es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 258394 es_ES


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