Longitudinal and cross-sectional changes in active commuting to school among Brazilian schoolchildren.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_748D69B8F208
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Longitudinal and cross-sectional changes in active commuting to school among Brazilian schoolchildren.
Périodique
Preventive Medicine
Auteur(s)
Costa F.F., Silva K.S., Schmoelz C.P., Campos V.C., de Assis M.A.
ISSN
1096-0260 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0091-7435
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Volume
55
Numéro
3
Pages
212-214
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish. Brief Original Report
Résumé
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to evaluate cross-sectional and longitudinal changes in children's commuting to school in a representative sample of a Brazilian city.
METHODS: Two school-based studies were carried out in 2002 (n=2936; 7-10years old) and 2007 (n=1232; 7-15years old) in Florianopolis, Brazil. Cross-sectional data were collected from children aged 7 to 10years in 2002 and 2007. Longitudinal analyses were performed with data from 733 children participating in both surveys. Children self-reported their mode of transportation to school using a validated illustrated questionnaire. Changes were tested with chi square statistics and McNemar's test.
RESULTS: Cross-sectional data showed a 17% decline in active commuting; a decrease from 49% in 2002 to 41% in 2007. On the other hand, active commuting among the 733 children increased as they entered adolescence 5years later, rising from 40% to 49%.
CONCLUSION: Active commuting to school decreased in Brazilian children aged 7-10years over a five year period; whereas, it increased among children entering adolescence. Policies should focus on safety and environmental determinants to increase active commuting.
Pubmed
Web of science
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26/10/2012 19:20
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03/03/2018 18:21
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