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Results From Sweden's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.

Journal article
Authors Christine Delisle Nyström
Christel Larsson
Hanna Eneroth
Ulf Eriksson
Marita Friberg
Maria Hagströmer
Anna-Karin Lindroos
John J Reilly
Marie Löf
Published in Journal of physical activity & health
Volume 13
Issue 11 Suppl 2
Pages S284-S290
ISSN 1543-5474
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science
Pages S284-S290
Language en
Subject categories Nutrition and Dietetics, Domestic science and nutrition


The 2016 Swedish Report Card on Physical Activity (PA) for Children and Youth is a unique compilation of the existing physical and health related data in Sweden. The aim of this article is to summarize the procedure and results from the report card.Nationally representative surveys and individual studies published between 2005-2015 were included. Eleven PA and health indicators were graded using the Active Healthy Kids Canada grading system. Grades were assigned based on the percentage of children/youth meeting a defined benchmark (A: 81% to 100%, B: 61% to 80%, C: 41% to 60%, D: 21% to 40%, F: 0% to 20%, or incomplete (INC).The assigned grades were Overall Physical Activity, D; Organized Sport Participation, B+; Active Play, INC; Active Transportation, C+; Sedentary Behaviors, C; Family and Peers, INC; School, C+; Community and the Built Environment, B; Government Strategies and Investments, B; Diet, C-; and Obesity, D.The included data provides some support that overall PA is too low and sedentary behavior is too high for almost all age groups in Sweden, even with the many national policies as well as an environment that is favorable to the promotion of PA.

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