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Population density predicts youth’s physical activity changes during Covid-19 – Results from the MoMo study

Nigg, Carina 1; Oriwol, Doris 1; Wunsch, Kathrin 1; Burchartz, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1; Kolb, Simon ORCID iD icon 1; Worth, Annette 1; Woll, Alexander ORCID iD icon 1; Niessner, Claudia 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract:

Children in Germany showed positive physical activity changes during the first Covid-19 lockdown in April 2020, but it is unclear how the changes relate to population density, which we investigated in a longitudinal sample of 1711 youth (4–17 years). For each ten citizens more per km2, less positive physical activity changes were observed. For example, a child living in an area with 100 citizens/km2 increased daily life physical activity by 44.50 min/day, whereas a child living in an area with 3000 citizens/km2 only engaged in an additional 9.70 min/day. Policymakers should ensure that youth in densely populated areas have access to physical activity opportunities during the pandemic.


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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135837
Veröffentlicht am 27.07.2021
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102619
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1353-8292, 1873-2054
KITopen-ID: 1000135837
Erschienen in Health and Place
Verlag Elsevier
Band 70
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 102619
Schlagwörter Children; Adolescents; Rural; Urban; Lockdown; Built environment
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