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Active commuting and physical activity in adolescents from Europe: results from the HELENA study

(2011) PEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE. 23(2). p.207-217
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We assessed commuting patterns in adolescents from 10 European cities and examined associations with physical activity (PA). A total of 3112 adolescents were included. PA was objectively measured with accelerometry. Commuting patterns and overall PA were self-reported using questions from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire modified for adolescents (IPAQ-A). Adolescents reported to spend 30 min (15,60) [expressed as median (25th, 75th percentiles)] walking. In boys, associations between active commuting (walking and biking) and PA levels were observed for moderate, moderate-to-vigorous and overall PA. In girls, these associations were observed for moderate and moderate-to-vigorous PA (walking). Similar results were found with the IPAQ-A. We observed positive associations between overall commuting and PA levels in European adolescents, yet due to the cross-sectional study design we cannot state the direction of these. Future studies should address the causation between active commuting and PA levels.
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NUTRITION, ASSOCIATIONS, ACCELEROMETER, SCHOOL, YOUTH, TRANSPORTATION, CHILDREN, WEIGHT STATUS, ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE, HEALTHY LIFE-STYLE

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Chillon, Palma, Frederic Gottrand, Francisco B Ortega, Marcela Gonzalez-Gross, Jonatan R Ruiz, Dianne S Ward, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, et al. 2011. “Active Commuting and Physical Activity in Adolescents from Europe: Results from the HELENA Study.” Pediatric Exercise Science 23 (2): 207–217.
APA
Chillon, P., Gottrand, F., Ortega, F. B., Gonzalez-Gross, M., Ruiz, J. R., Ward, D. S., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., et al. (2011). Active commuting and physical activity in adolescents from Europe: results from the HELENA study. PEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE, 23(2), 207–217.
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Chillon P, Gottrand F, Ortega FB, Gonzalez-Gross M, Ruiz JR, Ward DS, et al. Active commuting and physical activity in adolescents from Europe: results from the HELENA study. PEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE. 2011;23(2):207–17.
MLA
Chillon, Palma, Frederic Gottrand, Francisco B Ortega, et al. “Active Commuting and Physical Activity in Adolescents from Europe: Results from the HELENA Study.” PEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE 23.2 (2011): 207–217. Print.
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  abstract     = {We assessed commuting patterns in adolescents from 10 European cities and examined associations with physical activity (PA). A total of 3112 adolescents were included. PA was objectively measured with accelerometry. Commuting patterns and overall PA were self-reported using questions from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire modified for adolescents (IPAQ-A). Adolescents reported to spend 30 min (15,60) [expressed as median (25th, 75th percentiles)] walking. In boys, associations between active commuting (walking and biking) and PA levels were observed for moderate, moderate-to-vigorous and overall PA. In girls, these associations were observed for moderate and moderate-to-vigorous PA (walking). Similar results were found with the IPAQ-A. We observed positive associations between overall commuting and PA levels in European adolescents, yet due to the cross-sectional study design we cannot state the direction of these. Future studies should address the causation between active commuting and PA levels.},
  author       = {Chillon, Palma and Gottrand, Frederic and Ortega, Francisco B and Gonzalez-Gross, Marcela and Ruiz, Jonatan R and Ward, Dianne S and De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse and Moreno, Luis A and Martinez-Gomez, David and Castillo, Manuel J and Widhalm, Kurt and Sjostrom, Michael and Molnar, Denes},
  issn         = {0899-8493},
  journal      = {PEDIATRIC EXERCISE SCIENCE},
  keyword      = {NUTRITION,ASSOCIATIONS,ACCELEROMETER,SCHOOL,YOUTH,TRANSPORTATION,CHILDREN,WEIGHT STATUS,ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE,HEALTHY LIFE-STYLE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {207--217},
  title        = {Active commuting and physical activity in adolescents from Europe: results from the HELENA study},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2011},
}

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