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Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, Weight Status, and Body Composition among South African Primary Schoolchildren
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 4649719
Author(s) Gerber, Markus; Lang, Christin; Beckmann, Johanna; du Randt, Rosa; Long, Kurt Z.; Müller, Ivan; Nienaber, Madeleine; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Steinmann, Peter; Pühse, Uwe; Utzinger, Jürg; Nqweniso, Siphesihle; Walter, Cheryl
Author(s) at UniBasel Gerber, Markus
Beckmann, Johanna
Müller, Ivan
Pühse, Uwe
Lang, Christin
Long, Kurt
Steinmann, Peter
Probst-Hensch, Nicole
Utzinger, Jürg
Year 2022
Title Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, Weight Status, and Body Composition among South African Primary Schoolchildren
Journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume 19
Number 18
Pages / Article-Number 11836
Keywords South Africa; accelerometer; body fat; body water; bone mass; fat-free mass; muscle mass; physical activity; schoolchildren; sedentary behaviour
Mesh terms Accelerometry; Body Composition; Body Mass Index; Body Weight; Child; Exercise, physiology; Female; Humans; Male; Overweight, epidemiology; Pediatric Obesity, epidemiology; Sedentary Behavior; South Africa, epidemiology
Abstract Background:; Over the past decades, childhood overweight has increased in many African countries. We examined the relationship between sedentary behaviour, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and body composition in South African primary schoolchildren living in peri-urban settings.; Methods:; MVPA was measured via 7-day accelerometry and body composition via bioelectrical impedance analysis in 1090 learners (49.2% girls, M; age; = 8.3 ± 1.4 years). The relationships between MVPA and sedentary behaviour with the various body composition indicators (body fat and fat-free mass [total, truncal, arms, and legs], bone mass, muscle mass, and body water) were tested with mixed linear regressions.; Results:; The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 9.8% and 6.6%, respectively; 77.1% of the children engaged in ≥60 min of MVPA/day. Girls were more likely to be overweight/obese, to accumulate less than 60 min of MVPA/day, and had significantly higher relative body fat than boys (; p; s < 0.001). Lower MVPA was associated with a higher likelihood of being overweight/obese, higher relative body fat, and lower relative fat-free mass, bone mass, muscle mass, and body water (; p; s < 0.001). For lower sedentary behaviour, the associations with body composition pointed in the opposite direction.; Conclusions:; In this South African setting, girls are a particularly relevant target group for future physical activity interventions to prevent overweight/obesity-related non-communicable diseases in later life.
Publisher MDPI
ISSN/ISBN 1660-4601
Full Text on edoc Available
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.3390/ijerph191811836
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000858271500001
Document type (ISI) Journal Article

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