Results from the Scottish report card on physical activity for children and youth

John Reilly, Smita Dick, Geraldine McNeill, Mark S Tremblay

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Abstract

The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card aims to consolidate existing evidence, facilitate international comparisons, encourage more evidence-informed physical activity and health policy, and improve surveillance of physical activity. Application of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card process and methodology to Scotland, adapted to Scottish circumstances and availability of data. The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card 2013 consists of indicators of 7 Health Behaviors and Outcomes and 3 Influences on Health Behaviors and Outcomes. Grades of F were assigned to Overall Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior (recreational screen time), and Obesity Prevalence. A C was assigned to Active Transportation and a D- was assigned to Diet. Two indicators, Active and Outdoor Play and Organized Sport Participation, could not be graded. Among the Influences, Family Influence received a D, while Perceived Safety, Access, and Availability of Spaces for Physical Activity and the National Policy Environment graded more favorably with a B. The Active Healthy Kids Canada process and methodology was readily generalizable to Scotland. The report card illustrated low habitual physical activity and extremely high levels of screen-based sedentary behavior, and highlighted several opportunities for improved physical activity surveillance and promotion strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S93-S97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Activity and Health
Volume11
Issue numberSupp 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • physical activity
  • sedentary behavior
  • active children
  • sedentary children
  • obesity
  • diet

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Reilly, John ; Dick, Smita ; McNeill, Geraldine ; Tremblay, Mark S. / Results from the Scottish report card on physical activity for children and youth. In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. Supp 1. pp. S93-S97.
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In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Vol. 11, No. Supp 1, 2014, p. S93-S97.

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