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Silva D.A.S.;Aubert S.;Ng K.;Morrison S.A.;Cagas J.Y.;Tesler R.;Tladi D.;Manyanga T.;González S.A.;Lee E.Y.;Tremblay M.S.
Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Association Between Physical Activity Indicators and Human Development Index at a National Level: Information From Global Matrix 4.0 Physical Activity Report Cards for Children and Adolescents
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epidemiology sedentary lifestyle social inequalities sports
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the associations between the 10 key indicators of the Global Matrix 4.0 project and human development index (HDI) at a national level according to sex, age, area of residence, and ability levels. METHODS: Information from the 57 countries/localities included in the Global Matrix 4.0 project was compiled and presented according to the HDI of each country/locality for each of the 10 key indicators. Grades were assigned based on the benchmarks of the Global Matrix 4.0 project ranged between "A+" (best performance) and "F" (worst performance). RESULTS: The population subgroups of females, children, rural residents, with/without disabilities from countries/localities with higher HDI performed better in the organized sport and physical activity indicator than their peers from countries/localities with lower HDI. Children and adolescents living in rural areas of countries/localities with higher HDI showed better performance for active play, and children and adolescents living in urban areas of countries/localities with lower HDI showed better performance for the active transportation. Countries/localities with higher HDI showed better grades for sources of influence than the countries/localities with lower HDI. CONCLUSIONS: Physical activity patterns in some population subgroups of children and adolescents differed according to the development level of countries/localities.
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