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dc.contributor.authorAreekul Amornsriwatanakulen_US
dc.contributor.authorKasem Nakornkheten_US
dc.contributor.authorPiyawat Katewongsaen_US
dc.contributor.authorChairat Choosakulen_US
dc.contributor.authorTippawan Kaewmaneeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKurusart Konharnen_US
dc.contributor.authorAtchara Purakomen_US
dc.contributor.authorAnoma Santiworakulen_US
dc.contributor.authorPatraporn Sitilertpisanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSonthaya Sriramatren_US
dc.contributor.authorAraya Yankaien_US
dc.contributor.authorMichael Rosenbergen_US
dc.contributor.authorFiona C. Bullen_US
dc.description.abstract© 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc. Background: Physical activity (PA) is recognized as one of the core modifiable risk factors of noncommunicable diseases. However, little is known about PA in the Thai population, particularly in children. The report card (RC) project provided Thailand with an opportunity to assess PA behaviors in children. This paper summarizes the methodology, grading process, and the final grades of the Thai RC. Methods: A school-based survey was conducted to collect data from a nationally representative sample of children aged 6 to 17 years. Survey results provided the primary source for the RC. Nine indicators were graded using the Global Matrix 2.0 framework. Grading was undertaken by a national committee comprising experts from key stakeholders. Results: Grades ranged from F to B. Overall PA and Sedentary Behaviors both received the grade D-. Organized Sport Participation scored a C. Active Play scored the grade F. Active Transport and support from Family and Peers were both graded B. School, Community, and Government indicators were scored C. Conclusions: In Thai children, participation in PA and active play is very low; conversely, sedentary behaviors are high. These first data on patterns of activity for the Thailand RC will serve to guide national actions and advocacy aimed at increasing PA in children.en_US
dc.titleResults from Thailand's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youthen_US
article.title.sourcetitleJournal of Physical Activity and Healthen_US
article.volume13en_US of Western Australiaen_US Activity Research Centreen_US Universityen_US Universityen_US of Songkla Universityen_US Kaen Universityen_US Universityen_US Universityen_US Mai Universityen_US Universityen_US
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