Determinants of adolescent physical activity and inactivity patterns. Public Deposited

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  • Gordon-Larsen, Penny
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center
  • McMurray, Robert G.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Popkin, Barry
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center
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.
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  • 2-s2.0-0034202621
  • doi:10.1542/peds.105.6.e83
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Journal title
  • Pediatrics
Journal volume
  • 105
Journal issue
  • 6
Language
  • English
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  • Postprint
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  • 0031-4005
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