Three-year follow-up of physical activity in Norwegian youth from two ethnic groups: associations with socio-demographic factors.

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Title:
Three-year follow-up of physical activity in Norwegian youth from two ethnic groups: associations with socio-demographic factors.
Authors:
Sagatun, Aase; Kolle, Elin; Anderssen, Sigmund A; Thoresen, Magne; Søgaard, Anne Johanne
Citation:
BMC Public Health 2008, 8:419
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http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/8/419

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dc.contributor.authorSagatun, Aaseen
dc.contributor.authorKolle, Elinen
dc.contributor.authorAnderssen, Sigmund Aen
dc.contributor.authorThoresen, Magneen
dc.contributor.authorSøgaard, Anne Johanneen
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T09:49:41Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-25T09:49:41Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health 2008, 8:419en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458-
dc.identifier.pmid19102770-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-8-419-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/93013-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: More research on factors associated with physical activity and the decline in participation during adolescence is needed. In this paper, we investigate the levels, change, and stability of physical activity during the late teens among ethnic Norwegians and ethnic minorities, and we examine the associations between physical activity and socio-demographic factors. METHODS: The baseline (T1) of this longitudinal study included 10th graders who participated in the youth part of the Oslo Health Study, which was carried out in schools in 2000-2001. The follow-up (T2) in 2003-2004 was conducted partly at school and partly by mail. A total of 2489 (1112 boys and 1377 girls) participated both at baseline and at follow-up. Physical activity level was measured by a question on weekly hours of physical activity outside of school. Socio-demographic variables were collected by questionnaire and from data obtained from Statistics Norway. Analysis of variance was used to study the level of and changes (T1 to T2) in physical activity, and the associations between physical activity and socio-demographic factors. Stability in physical activity was defined as the percentage of students reporting the same physical activity both times. RESULTS: Boys were more active than girls at age 15 and 18 years, independent of ethnic background. Among girls, ethnic Norwegians were more active than ethnic minorities. Hours per week spent on physical activity declined in all groups during the follow-up period. Few associations were found between physical activity and socio-demographic factors in both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. Among the ethnic minority girls, 65% reported being physically active 0-2 hours per week at baseline, and 82% of these girls reported the same level at follow up. CONCLUSION: The association between physical activity and ethnicity at age 15 years remained the same during the follow-up. Few associations were found between physical activity and socio-demographic variables. A large proportion of ethnic minority girls reported a persistently low physical activity level, and this low participation rate may need special attention.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/8/419en
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Psykiatri, barnepsykiatri: 757en
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Psykiatri, barnepsykiatri: 757en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdolescent Behavioren
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen
dc.subject.meshDemographyen
dc.subject.meshEmigrants and Immigrantsen
dc.subject.meshExerciseen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMinority Groupsen
dc.subject.meshMotor Activityen
dc.subject.meshNorwayen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen
dc.subject.meshStudentsen
dc.titleThree-year follow-up of physical activity in Norwegian youth from two ethnic groups: associations with socio-demographic factors.en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway, P,O, Box 4623 Nydalen, 0405 Oslo, Norway. aase.sagatun@r-bup.noen
dc.identifier.journalBMC public healthen

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