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dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Deirdre M.
dc.contributor.authorBelton, Sarahjane
dc.contributor.authorCoppinger, Tara
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Muireann
dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Alan
dc.contributor.authorDowd, Kieran
dc.contributor.authorKeating, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorLayte, Richard
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Marie
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Niamh
dc.contributor.authorMurtagh, Elaine
dc.contributor.authorWoods, Catherine
dc.identifier.citationHarrington DM, Belton S, Coppinger T, Cullen M, Donnelly A, Dowd K, Keating T, Layte R, Murphy M, Murphy N, Murtagh E, Woods C. (2014). Results from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth, Journal of Physical Activity and Health May;11 Suppl 1:S63-8. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2014-0166.en_US
dc.identifier.otherSports Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) levels are a key performance indicator for policy documents in Ireland. The first Ireland Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth aims to set a robust baseline for future surveillance of indicators related to PA in children and youth. METHODS: Data collected between 2003-2010 on more than 35,000 7- to 18-year-old children and youth were used and graded using a standardized grading system for 10 indicators. RESULTS: Grades assigned for the indicators were as follows: overall physical activity levels, D-; sedentary behavior (TV viewing), C-; organized sport participation, C-: physical education, D-; active play, inconclusive (INC); active transportation, D; school, C-, community and the built environment, B; family, INC; and government, INC. CONCLUSIONS: PA recommendations exist in Ireland but this Report Card has shown that participation is still low. A number of promising policies, programs and services are in place but these require thorough evaluation and adequate resourcing. Agreement and implementation of a common framework for the systematic surveillance of indictors related to PA of children and youth is necessary to monitor change over time and ensure the impact of promising work is captured.en_US
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Physical Activity and Healthen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectPhysical education for childrenen_US
dc.subjectPhysical activity - Childrenen_US
dc.subjectPhysical fitness - Measurementen_US
dc.titleResults from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youthen_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.departmentFaculty of Science and Healthen_US

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