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Differences in the intensity and duration of adolescents' sports and exercise across physical and social environments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22978186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We used data from the American Time Use Survey (years 2003-06) to analyze whether the intensity and duration of high school students' (ages 15-18 years) sports and exercise bouts differed across physical and social environments. Boys' sports and exercise bouts were more likely to reach a vigorous intensity when taking place at school and with friends/acquaintances/other people; whereas girls' sports and exercise bouts were more likely to reach a vigorous intensity when outdoors and alone. For boys and girls, bout durations were greater at school and with friends/acquaintances/other people than in other environments. Overall, environmental influences on the intensity but not duration of sports and exercise bouts appear to differ between boys and girls.
Authors:
Genevieve Fridlund Dunton; David Berrigan; Rachel Ballard-Barbash; Frank Perna; Barry I Graubard; Audie A Atienza
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90033-9045, USA. dunton@usc.edu
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