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Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among US Hispanic/Latino Youth: The SOL Youth Study.

TitlePhysical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among US Hispanic/Latino Youth: The SOL Youth Study.
Publication TypePublication
Year2019
AuthorsEvenson KR, Arredondo EM, Carnethon MR, Delamater AM, Gallo LC, Isasi CR, Perreira KM, Foti SA, Van Horn L, Vidot DC, Sotres-Alvarez D
JournalMed Sci Sports Exerc
Volume51
Issue5
Pagination891-899
Date Published2019 05
ISSN1530-0315
KeywordsAccelerometry, Adolescent, Child, exercise, Female, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Male, Sedentary Behavior, Self Report, Time Factors, United States
Abstract

PURPOSE: Physical activity and sedentary behavior among diverse Hispanic/Latino youth in the United States is not well documented. The aim of this study was to describe physical activity and sedentary behavior among a representative sample of Hispanic/Latino youth from four US communities using accelerometry and self-reported measures.METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, 1466 Hispanic/Latino youth ages 8 to 16 yr, children of participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, enrolled in the SOL youth. Physical activity and sedentary behavior were assessed by interview. After this, youth wore an Actical accelerometer for 1 wk. All statistical analyses accounted for the complex survey design and used sampling weights.RESULTS: The accelerometer wear time adjusted mean minutes per day was: 604.6, sedentary; 178.9, light; 25.4, moderate; and 10.2, vigorous. Generally, higher levels of moderate and vigorous activity occurred among males, Mexican backgrounds, and youth age 8 to 10 yr compared with older age groups. Higher levels of sedentary behavior occurred among youth age 15 to 16 yr compared with younger age groups. The most common activities (reported, ≥1 per month) were of lower intensity, including listening to music (91.9%), homework (87.0%), riding in car/bus (84.3%), and hanging out with friends (83.4%). Common active pursuits included travel by walking (74.6%), physical education class (71.7%), running (71.4%), and recess (71.3%).CONCLUSIONS: Time, intensity, and type of physical activity and sedentary behavior varied among Hispanic/Latino youth. These findings can inform efforts to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior among US Hispanic/Latino youth.

DOI10.1249/MSS.0000000000001871
Alternate JournalMed Sci Sports Exerc
PubMed ID30570586
PubMed Central IDPMC6465089
Grant ListN01 HC065234 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
P30 ES010126 / ES / NIEHS NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65236 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65235 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC065237 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65234 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC065233 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65237 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC065236 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC065235 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
P30 DK092949 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States
P2C HD050924 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 HL102130 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
P30 DK111022 / DK / NIDDK NIH HHS / United States
N01HC65233 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
MS#: 
0354
Manuscript Lead/Corresponding Author Affiliation: 
Coordinating Center - Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center - UNC at Chapel Hill
ECI: 
Yes
Manuscript Status: 
Published