Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Human Kinetics Publishers Inc., Volume 13, Number 11, p.S176-S182 (2016)

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84998591775&doi=10.1123%2fjpah.2016-0393&partnerID=40&md5=5e185aff37ddd53d827b21c55753119b

Abstract:

Background: Physical inactivity in children and youth in India is a major public health problem. The 2016 Indian Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth has been conceptualized to highlight this epidemic by appraising behaviors, contexts, strategies, and investments related to physical activity of Indian children and youth. Methods: An international research collaboration resulted in the formation of a Research Working Group (RWG). RWG determined key indicators; identified, synthesized, and analyzed existing evidence; developed criteria for assigning grades; and, finally, assigned grades to indicators based on consensus. Results: Overall Physical Activity Levels were assigned a grade of C-. Active Transportation and Sedentary Behaviors were both assigned a grade of C. Government Strategies and Investments was assigned a grade of D. Six other indicators, including the country-specific indicator Physical Fitness, were graded as INC (incomplete) due to the lack of nationally representative evidence. Conclusions: Based on existing evidence, it appears that most Indian children do not achieve recommended levels of physical activity and spend most of their day in sedentary pursuits. The report card identifies gaps in both investments and research that need to be addressed before understanding the complete picture of active living in children and youth in India.

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Cite this Research Publication

T. R. Katapally, Goenka, S., Bhawra, J., Mani, S., Krishnaveni, G. V., Kehoe, S. H., Lamkang, A. S., Raj, M., and McNutt, K., “Results from India's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth”, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 13, pp. S176-S182, 2016.

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PROGRAMS
OFFERED
6
AMRITA
CAMPUSES
15
CONSTITUENT
SCHOOLS
A
GRADE BY
NAAC, MHRD
8th
RANK(INDIA):
NIRF 2018
150+
INTERNATIONAL
PARTNERS