Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in European Children: The IDEFICS Study

Alba Ma Santaliestra-Pasías, Theodora Mouratidou, Vera Verbestel, Karin Bammann, Dénes Molnar, Sabina Sieri, Alfonso Siani, Toomas Veidebaum, Staffan Mårlid, Lauren Lissner, Charalambos Hadjigeorgiou, Lucia Reisch, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Luis A. Moreno

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    Objective: To estimate the prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in European children, and to evaluate the relationship between media availability in personal space and physical activity in relation to total screen time.
    Design: Data from the baseline IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants) cross-sectional survey. Information on hours of television/digital video disk/video viewing and computer/games-console use (weekday and weekend days), media device availability in personal space, sports club membership, hours of active organized play and commuting (to and from school) were assessed via a self-reported parental questionnaire. Total screen time was defined as the sum of daily media use and subsequently dichotomized into meeting or not meeting the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    Setting: Eight survey centres (Italy, Estonia, Cyprus, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Hungary and Spain).
    Subjects: Children (n 15 330; 51 % males) aged 2–10 years.
    Results Percentage of children engaged in total screen time for >2 h/d was higher on weekend days (52 % v. 20 % on weekdays) and in the older group (71 % in males; 57 % in females), varying by country. Children with a television set in their bedroom were more likely not to meet the screen time recommendations (OR = 1·54; 95 % CI 1·60, 1·74).
    Conclusions: Approximately a third of the children failed to meet current screen time recommendations. Availability of a television set in personal space increased the risk of excess total screen time. This information could be used to identify potential targets for public health promotion actions of young population groups.
    Objective: To estimate the prevalence of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in European children, and to evaluate the relationship between media availability in personal space and physical activity in relation to total screen time.
    Design: Data from the baseline IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants) cross-sectional survey. Information on hours of television/digital video disk/video viewing and computer/games-console use (weekday and weekend days), media device availability in personal space, sports club membership, hours of active organized play and commuting (to and from school) were assessed via a self-reported parental questionnaire. Total screen time was defined as the sum of daily media use and subsequently dichotomized into meeting or not meeting the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
    Setting: Eight survey centres (Italy, Estonia, Cyprus, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Hungary and Spain).
    Subjects: Children (n 15 330; 51 % males) aged 2–10 years.
    Results Percentage of children engaged in total screen time for >2 h/d was higher on weekend days (52 % v. 20 % on weekdays) and in the older group (71 % in males; 57 % in females), varying by country. Children with a television set in their bedroom were more likely not to meet the screen time recommendations (OR = 1·54; 95 % CI 1·60, 1·74).
    Conclusions: Approximately a third of the children failed to meet current screen time recommendations. Availability of a television set in personal space increased the risk of excess total screen time. This information could be used to identify potential targets for public health promotion actions of young population groups.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalPublic Health Nutrition
    Volume17
    Issue number10
    Pages2295-2306
    Number of pages12
    ISSN1368-9800
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 2014

    Keywords

    • Sedentary Behaviours
    • Children
    • Europe
    • Television Watching
    • Scrren Time
    • Physical Activity
    • Commuting
    • Leisure Time
    • IDEFICS

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    Santaliestra-Pasías, A. M., Mouratidou, T., Verbestel, V., Bammann, K., Molnar, D., Sieri, S., ... Moreno, L. A. (2014). Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in European Children: The IDEFICS Study. Public Health Nutrition, 17(10), 2295-2306. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980013002486
    Santaliestra-Pasías, Alba Ma ; Mouratidou, Theodora ; Verbestel, Vera ; Bammann, Karin ; Molnar, Dénes ; Sieri, Sabina ; Siani, Alfonso ; Veidebaum, Toomas ; Mårlid, Staffan ; Lissner, Lauren ; Hadjigeorgiou, Charalambos ; Reisch, Lucia ; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse ; Moreno, Luis A./ Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in European Children : The IDEFICS Study. In: Public Health Nutrition. 2014 ; Vol. 17, No. 10. pp. 2295-2306
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    Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in European Children : The IDEFICS Study. / Santaliestra-Pasías, Alba Ma; Mouratidou, Theodora; Verbestel, Vera; Bammann, Karin; Molnar, Dénes; Sieri, Sabina; Siani, Alfonso; Veidebaum, Toomas; Mårlid, Staffan; Lissner, Lauren; Hadjigeorgiou, Charalambos; Reisch, Lucia; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Moreno, Luis A.

    In: Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 17, No. 10, 10.2014, p. 2295-2306.

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    Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Mouratidou T, Verbestel V, Bammann K, Molnar D, Sieri S et al. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in European Children: The IDEFICS Study. Public Health Nutrition. 2014 Oct;17(10):2295-2306. Available from, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980013002486