Results from South Korea's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth

Yoonkyung Song, Hyuk In Yang, Eun Young Lee, Mi Seong Yu, Min Jae Kang, Hyun Joo Kang, Wook Song, Yeon Soo Kim, Hyon Park, Han Joo Lee, Sang Hoon Suh, John C. Spence, Justin Y. Jeon

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Background: South Korea's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the first assessment of physical activity according to the indicators set by Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance. Methods: National surveys were used as preferred sources of data. This was then supported by peer-reviewed papers and government reports identified by a systematic search of the literature written in English or Korean. A Research Working Group then graded indicators based on the collected evidence. Results: Each indicator was graded as follows: Overall Physical Activity, D-; Organized Sport and Physical Activity Participation, C-; Active Transport, C+; Sedentary Behavior, F; School, D; Government and Investment, C; Active Play, Physical Literacy, Family and Peers, and Community and Built Environment were graded INC (incomplete) due to lack of available evidence. Conclusions: Though the final grades of key indicators for South Korean children and youth are not satisfactory, increasing interests and investments have been demonstrated at a national level. More evidence is required for comprehensive assessment on all indicators to better inform policy and practice. This should be accompanied by the use of consistent criteria to contribute to global efforts for active healthy kids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S274-S278
JournalJournal of Physical Activity and Health
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov

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Song, Yoonkyung ; Yang, Hyuk In ; Lee, Eun Young ; Yu, Mi Seong ; Kang, Min Jae ; Kang, Hyun Joo ; Song, Wook ; Kim, Yeon Soo ; Park, Hyon ; Lee, Han Joo ; Suh, Sang Hoon ; Spence, John C. ; Jeon, Justin Y. / Results from South Korea's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 11. pp. S274-S278.
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Results from South Korea's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. / Song, Yoonkyung; Yang, Hyuk In; Lee, Eun Young; Yu, Mi Seong; Kang, Min Jae; Kang, Hyun Joo; Song, Wook; Kim, Yeon Soo; Park, Hyon; Lee, Han Joo; Suh, Sang Hoon; Spence, John C.; Jeon, Justin Y.

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