Title: Physical Activity Assessed by Accelerometry in Rural African School-age Children and Adolescents
Authors: Prista, Antonio ×
Nhantumbo, Leonardo
Saranga, Silvio
Lopes, Vitor
Maia, Jose
e Seabra, Andre
Vinagre, Joao
Conn, Carole A
Beunen, Gaston #
Issue Date: Nov-2009
Publisher: Human kinetics publ inc
Series Title: Pediatric exercise science vol:21 issue:4 pages:384-399
Abstract: Physical activity (PA) in children/adolescents of both genders from a rural community in Mozambique was estimated by accelerometry and by questionnaire and was compared with PA of Portuguese youth. Total PA, moderate (MPA), vigorous (VPA) and very vigorous (VVPA) were evaluated. Mozambican boys were more active than girls. Intensity of PA declined significantly with age. Survival activities, such as household tasks, were the predominant mode of PA. Compared with Portuguese children/adolescents, Mozambicans had significantly higher total PA; showed less decline of PA with age and engaged in fewer minutes at higher intensity PA. Environmental factors likely explain documented differences.
ISSN: 0899-8493
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Exercise Physiology Research Group
Physical Activity, Sports & Health Research Group
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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