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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000077425

Physical Activity of German Children and Adolescents 2003-2012 : The MoMo-Study

Schmidt, Steffen C. E.; Henn, Annette; Albrecht, Claudia; Woll, Alexander

Organized and unorganized physical activity (PA) hold an important role in the daily life of children and adolescents. Regular representative tracking of PA in different settings is important to evaluate social trends and implemented interventions. In this paper, representative PA data of German children and adolescents from the MoMo Baseline-Study (2004, n = 4528) are compared to those of Wave 1 (2010, n = 3994). Participants aged 4–17 were drawn out of 167 sample points in Germany and the data was weighted to ensure representativeness. PA was measured via questionnaire and was differentiated between organized (sports clubs and schools) and unorganized (unorganized sports and playing outside). Organized PA in extracurricular activities and sports clubs increased by eight percent, while unorganized PA decreased by seven percent. In addition to sports clubs, schools became a more prevalent setting for participation in physical activity in Germany.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1660-4601, 1661-7827
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-774259
KITopen ID: 1000077425
Erschienen in International journal of environmental research and public health
Band 14
Heft 11
Seiten Art.Nr. 1375
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagworte physical activity; sports; playing outside; children; adolescents; MoMo
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