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Determinants of Adolescent Physical Activity and Inactivity Patterns

Citation

Gordon-Larsen, Penny; McMurray, Robert G.; & Popkin, Barry M. (2000). Determinants of Adolescent Physical Activity and Inactivity Patterns. Pediatrics, 105(6), E83.

Abstract

Objectives: Despite recognition of the important influence of environmental determinants on physical activity patterns, minimal empirical research has been done to assess the impact of environmental/contextual determinants of physical activity. This article aims to investigate environmental and sociodemographic determinants of physical activity and inactivity patterns among subpopulations of US adolescents. We define environmental determinants as modifiable factors in the physical environment that impose a direct influence on the opportunity to engage in physical activity. The present research examines environmental and sociodemographic determinants of physical activity and inactivity with the implication that these findings can point toward societal-level intervention strategies for increasing physical activity and decreasing inactivity among adolescents.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.105.6.e83

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Pediatrics

Author(s)

Gordon-Larsen, Penny
McMurray, Robert G.
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

105

Issue Number

6

Pages

E83

Reference ID

1554