Global Matrix 3.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Youth

Results and Analysis From 49 Countries

Salomé Aubert, Joel D. Barnes, Chalchisa Abdeta, Patrick Abi Nader, Ade F. Adeniyi, Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Dolores S. Andrade Tenesaca, Jasmin Bhawra, Javier Brazo-Sayavera, Greet Cardon, Chen Kang Chang, Christine Delisle Nyström, Yolanda Demetriou, Catherine E. Draper, Lowri Edwards, Arunas Emeljanovas, Aleš Gába, Karla I. Galaviz, Silvia A. González, Marianella Herrera-Cuenca & 48 others Wendy Y. Huang, Izzeldin A.E. Ibrahim, Jaak Jürimäe, Katariina Kämppi, Tarun R. Katapally, Piyawat Katewongsa, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Asaduzzaman Khan, Agata Korcz, Yeon Soo Kim, Estelle Lambert, Eun Young Lee, Marie Löf, Tom Loney, Juan López-Taylor, Yang Liu, Daga Makaza, Taru Manyanga, Bilyana Mileva, Shawnda A. Morrison, Jorge Mota, Vida K. Nyawornota, Reginald Ocansey, John J. Reilly, Blanca Roman-Viñas, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Pairoj Saonuam, John Scriven, Jan Seghers, Natasha Schranz, Thomas Skovgaard, Melody Smith, Martyn Standage, Gregor Starc, Gareth Stratton, Narayan Subedi, Tim Takken, Tuija Tammelin, Chiaki Tanaka, David Thivel, Dawn Tladi, Richard Tyler, Riaz Uddin, Alun Williams, Stephen H.S. Wong, Ching Lin Wu, Paweł Zembura, Mark S. Tremblay

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Accumulating sufficient moderate to vigorous physical activity is recognized as a key determinant of physical, physiological, developmental, mental, cognitive, and social health among children and youth (aged 5-17 y). The Global Matrix 3.0 of Report Card grades on physical activity was developed to achieve a better understanding of the global variation in child and youth physical activity and associated supports. METHODS: Work groups from 49 countries followed harmonized procedures to develop their Report Cards by grading 10 common indicators using the best available data. The participating countries were divided into 3 categories using the United Nations' human development index (HDI) classification (low or medium, high, and very high HDI). RESULTS: A total of 490 grades, including 369 letter grades and 121 incomplete grades, were assigned by the 49 work groups. Overall, an average grade of "C-," "D+," and "C-" was obtained for the low and medium HDI countries, high HDI countries, and very high HDI countries, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The present study provides rich new evidence showing that the situation regarding the physical activity of children and youth is a concern worldwide. Strategic public investments to implement effective interventions to increase physical activity opportunities are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S251-S273
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Physical Activity & Health
Volume15
Issue numberS2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • active transportation
  • global comparison
  • health promotion
  • international
  • sedentary behavior
  • sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Aubert, S., Barnes, J. D., Abdeta, C., Abi Nader, P., Adeniyi, A. F., Aguilar-Farias, N., ... Tremblay, M. S. (2018). Global Matrix 3.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Youth: Results and Analysis From 49 Countries. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 15(S2), S251-S273. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0472

Global Matrix 3.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Youth : Results and Analysis From 49 Countries. / Aubert, Salomé; Barnes, Joel D.; Abdeta, Chalchisa; Abi Nader, Patrick; Adeniyi, Ade F.; Aguilar-Farias, Nicolas; Andrade Tenesaca, Dolores S.; Bhawra, Jasmin; Brazo-Sayavera, Javier; Cardon, Greet; Chang, Chen Kang; Delisle Nyström, Christine; Demetriou, Yolanda; Draper, Catherine E.; Edwards, Lowri; Emeljanovas, Arunas; Gába, Aleš; Galaviz, Karla I.; González, Silvia A.; Herrera-Cuenca, Marianella; Huang, Wendy Y.; Ibrahim, Izzeldin A.E.; Jürimäe, Jaak; Kämppi, Katariina; Katapally, Tarun R.; Katewongsa, Piyawat; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Khan, Asaduzzaman; Korcz, Agata; Kim, Yeon Soo; Lambert, Estelle; Lee, Eun Young; Löf, Marie; Loney, Tom; López-Taylor, Juan; Liu, Yang; Makaza, Daga; Manyanga, Taru; Mileva, Bilyana; Morrison, Shawnda A.; Mota, Jorge; Nyawornota, Vida K.; Ocansey, Reginald; Reilly, John J.; Roman-Viñas, Blanca; Silva, Diego Augusto Santos; Saonuam, Pairoj; Scriven, John; Seghers, Jan; Schranz, Natasha; Skovgaard, Thomas; Smith, Melody; Standage, Martyn; Starc, Gregor; Stratton, Gareth; Subedi, Narayan; Takken, Tim; Tammelin, Tuija; Tanaka, Chiaki; Thivel, David; Tladi, Dawn; Tyler, Richard; Uddin, Riaz; Williams, Alun; Wong, Stephen H.S.; Wu, Ching Lin; Zembura, Paweł; Tremblay, Mark S.

In: Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Vol. 15, No. S2, 01.11.2018, p. S251-S273.

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Aubert, S, Barnes, JD, Abdeta, C, Abi Nader, P, Adeniyi, AF, Aguilar-Farias, N, Andrade Tenesaca, DS, Bhawra, J, Brazo-Sayavera, J, Cardon, G, Chang, CK, Delisle Nyström, C, Demetriou, Y, Draper, CE, Edwards, L, Emeljanovas, A, Gába, A, Galaviz, KI, González, SA, Herrera-Cuenca, M, Huang, WY, Ibrahim, IAE, Jürimäe, J, Kämppi, K, Katapally, TR, Katewongsa, P, Katzmarzyk, PT, Khan, A, Korcz, A, Kim, YS, Lambert, E, Lee, EY, Löf, M, Loney, T, López-Taylor, J, Liu, Y, Makaza, D, Manyanga, T, Mileva, B, Morrison, SA, Mota, J, Nyawornota, VK, Ocansey, R, Reilly, JJ, Roman-Viñas, B, Silva, DAS, Saonuam, P, Scriven, J, Seghers, J, Schranz, N, Skovgaard, T, Smith, M, Standage, M, Starc, G, Stratton, G, Subedi, N, Takken, T, Tammelin, T, Tanaka, C, Thivel, D, Tladi, D, Tyler, R, Uddin, R, Williams, A, Wong, SHS, Wu, CL, Zembura, P & Tremblay, MS 2018, 'Global Matrix 3.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Youth: Results and Analysis From 49 Countries', Journal of Physical Activity & Health, vol. 15, no. S2, pp. S251-S273. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0472
Aubert, Salomé ; Barnes, Joel D. ; Abdeta, Chalchisa ; Abi Nader, Patrick ; Adeniyi, Ade F. ; Aguilar-Farias, Nicolas ; Andrade Tenesaca, Dolores S. ; Bhawra, Jasmin ; Brazo-Sayavera, Javier ; Cardon, Greet ; Chang, Chen Kang ; Delisle Nyström, Christine ; Demetriou, Yolanda ; Draper, Catherine E. ; Edwards, Lowri ; Emeljanovas, Arunas ; Gába, Aleš ; Galaviz, Karla I. ; González, Silvia A. ; Herrera-Cuenca, Marianella ; Huang, Wendy Y. ; Ibrahim, Izzeldin A.E. ; Jürimäe, Jaak ; Kämppi, Katariina ; Katapally, Tarun R. ; Katewongsa, Piyawat ; Katzmarzyk, Peter T. ; Khan, Asaduzzaman ; Korcz, Agata ; Kim, Yeon Soo ; Lambert, Estelle ; Lee, Eun Young ; Löf, Marie ; Loney, Tom ; López-Taylor, Juan ; Liu, Yang ; Makaza, Daga ; Manyanga, Taru ; Mileva, Bilyana ; Morrison, Shawnda A. ; Mota, Jorge ; Nyawornota, Vida K. ; Ocansey, Reginald ; Reilly, John J. ; Roman-Viñas, Blanca ; Silva, Diego Augusto Santos ; Saonuam, Pairoj ; Scriven, John ; Seghers, Jan ; Schranz, Natasha ; Skovgaard, Thomas ; Smith, Melody ; Standage, Martyn ; Starc, Gregor ; Stratton, Gareth ; Subedi, Narayan ; Takken, Tim ; Tammelin, Tuija ; Tanaka, Chiaki ; Thivel, David ; Tladi, Dawn ; Tyler, Richard ; Uddin, Riaz ; Williams, Alun ; Wong, Stephen H.S. ; Wu, Ching Lin ; Zembura, Paweł ; Tremblay, Mark S. / Global Matrix 3.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Youth : Results and Analysis From 49 Countries. In: Journal of Physical Activity & Health. 2018 ; Vol. 15, No. S2. pp. S251-S273.
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