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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(11), 1375; doi:10.3390/ijerph14111375

Physical Activity of German Children and Adolescents 2003–2012: The MoMo-Study

Institute of Sports and Sports Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Received: 28 August 2017 / Revised: 31 October 2017 / Accepted: 3 November 2017 / Published: 11 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Paediatric Exercise Science and Health)
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Organized and unorganized physical activity (PA) hold an important role in the daily life of children and adolescents. Regular representative tracking of PA in different settings is important to evaluate social trends and implemented interventions. In this paper, representative PA data of German children and adolescents from the MoMo Baseline-Study (2004, n = 4528) are compared to those of Wave 1 (2010, n = 3994). Participants aged 4–17 were drawn out of 167 sample points in Germany and the data was weighted to ensure representativeness. PA was measured via questionnaire and was differentiated between organized (sports clubs and schools) and unorganized (unorganized sports and playing outside). Organized PA in extracurricular activities and sports clubs increased by eight percent, while unorganized PA decreased by seven percent. In addition to sports clubs, schools became a more prevalent setting for participation in physical activity in Germany. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; sports; playing outside; children; adolescents; MoMo physical activity; sports; playing outside; children; adolescents; MoMo
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Schmidt, S.C.E.; Henn, A.; Albrecht, C.; Woll, A. Physical Activity of German Children and Adolescents 2003–2012: The MoMo-Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1375.

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