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Representative Percentile Curves of Physical Fitness From Early Childhood to Early Adulthood: The MoMo Study

Niessner, Claudia 1; Utesch, Till; Oriwol, Doris 1; Hanssen-Doose, Anke; Schmidt, Steffen C. E. 1; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1; Bös, Klaus 1; Worth, Annette
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Introduction: Monitoring of physical fitness in youth is important because physical fitness is a summative indicator of health. From a developmental and preventive perspective, physical fitness levels are relatively stable from childhood to early adulthood. Thus, it is important to monitor physical fitness on a population based level being able to intervene at early stages (1). In order to reliably assess and evaluate the physical fitness of youth, a reliable system of standard values based on representative data is required. The aim of this analysis is to report sex- and age-specific physical fitness percentile curves from childhood to early adulthood in a nationwide sample in Germany.
Methods: We use data from the nationwide representative Motorik Modul (MoMo) Study in Germany (data collection wave 1: 2009–2012; age: 4–23 years; n = 3,742; 50.1% female). Physical fitness was assessed by means of the MoMo test profile covering four dimensions of physical fitness (strength, endurance, coordination, and flexibility) and including eight physical fitness items. Percentile curves were fitted using the LMS transformation method of Cole and Green.
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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000125994
Veröffentlicht am 11.11.2020
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00458
Zitationen: 11
Web of Science
Zitationen: 14
Zitationen: 18
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2296-2565
KITopen-ID: 1000125994
Erschienen in Frontiers in Public Health
Verlag Frontiers Media SA
Band 8
Seiten Art. Nr.: 458
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 11.09.2020
Schlagwörter health-related, performance, skill-related, LMS, reference, monitoring, Germany, youth
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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