CitationTudor-Locke, Catrine; Ainsworth, Barbara E.; & Popkin, Barry M. (2008). Patterns of physical activity and overweight among 7-13-year-old Russian children: a 7-year nationally representative monitoring study. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79(1), 10-17.
AbstractThis is a repeated cross-sectional study of overweight and physical activity (PA) and inactivity patterns of successive samples of 7-13-year-old Russian children who were surveyed six times between 1995 and 2002 as part of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey. This analysis focused on moderate/vigorous (MOD/VIG) PA (e.g., active commuting to school, during school MOD/VIG PA as part of physical education classes, and/or before/after school MOD/VIG PA) and inactivity patterns (e.g, television viewing habits) obtained through parent proxy-reports of 3,507 boys (M age = 10.1 years, SD = 2.0; body mass index = 17.5 kg/m2, SD = 3.0) and 3,273 girls (M age = 10.1 years, SD = 2.0; body mass index = 17.2 kg/m2, SD = 3.0). Time spent in MOD/VIG PA appears to be on the rise, while the proportion of those actively commuting to school is decreasing, especially among girls.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Ainsworth, Barbara E.
Popkin, Barry M.