Results from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth

Deirdre M Harrington, Sarahjane Belton, Tara Coppinger, Muireann Cullen, Alan Donnelly, Kieran Dowd, Teresa Keating, Richard Layte, Marie Murphy, Niamh Murphy, Elaine Murtagh, Catherine Woods

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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 promisingwork is captured
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Pages563-568
JournalJournal of Physical Activity and Health
Volume11
Issue numberSupp 1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Harrington, D. M., Belton, S., Coppinger, T., Cullen, M., Donnelly, A., Dowd, K., ... Woods, C. (2014). Results from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth. 11(Supp 1), 563-568.
Harrington, Deirdre M ; Belton, Sarahjane ; Coppinger, Tara ; Cullen, Muireann ; Donnelly, Alan ; Dowd, Kieran ; Keating, Teresa ; Layte, Richard ; Murphy, Marie ; Murphy, Niamh ; Murtagh, Elaine ; Woods, Catherine. / Results from Ireland's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity in Children and Youth. 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. Supp 1. pp. 563-568.
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