Boletín sobre actividad física en la población infantil y joven en México, 2018: Informe completo

Gabriela Argumedo, Juan R. López y Taylor, Alejandro Gaytán-González, Inés González-Casanova, Martín Francisco González Villalobos, Alejandra Jáuregui, Edtna Jáuregui Ulloa, Catalina Medina, Yoali Selene Pacheco Miranda, Marcela Pérez Rodríguez, Eugen Resendiz, Ricardo Alejandro Retano Pelayo, María Del Pilar Rodríguez Martínez, Karla I. Galaviz

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Objectives. Mexico’s 2018 Report Card evaluates the opportunities available for Mexican children and youth to reach healthy levels of physical activity, sleep, and sedentary behavior. Methods. The Report Card is a surveillance system that gathers data from national surveys, censuses, government documents, websites, grey literature, and published studies to evaluate 16 indicators in four categories: Daily Behaviors; Physical Fitness; Settings and Sources of Influence; and Strategies and Investments. Data were compared to established benchmarks. Each indicator was assigned a grade from 1 – 10 (< 6 is a failing grade) or “incomplete” if data was insufficient/unavailable. Results. Daily Behavior grades were: Overall Physical Activity, 4; Organized Sport Participation, 5; Active Play, 3; Active Transportation, 5; Sleep, 7; and Sedentary Behavior, 3. Physical Fitness, received a 7. Settings and Sources of Influence grades were: Family and Peers, incomplete; School, 3; and Community and Environment, 4. Strategies and Investments were: Government Strategies, 6; and Non-Government Organizations, 2. Conclusion. Low grades in 11 of the 16 indicators indicate that schools, families, communities, and government need to work together to improve physical activity opportunities for children and youth in Mexico.

Original languageSpanish
Article numbere26
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Panamericana de Salud Publica /Pan American Journal of Public Health
Early online date12 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • Child health
  • Health behavior
  • Health promotion
  • Mexico
  • Physical fitness
  • Public health surveillance
  • Youth sports

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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