Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-29149
Zimmermann-Sloutskis, D; Zimmermann, E; Wanner, M; Mäder, U; Martin, B W (2009). Sport activity in children aged 5 to 13 years in the Swiss Household Panel 2007 – levels and relationship with parents’ behaviour. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin und Sporttraumatologie, 57(2):69-71.
Data on physical activity in children is scarce in Switzerland,
though a better understanding of its levels and changes is of primary
concern for public health. Parent-proxy data from the Swiss
Household Panel survey 2007 were used to describe participation
of 5 to 13 year old children in sport clubs or similar associations.
Almost three quarters of boys and girls were members of such
organisations, with lower participation under about 8 years of age.
The most popular sports practiced among boys were football and
among girls dance and gymnastics. The parents’ socioeconomic
status, physical activity and sports club membership showed an
association with the child’s behaviour. Further exploration of these
relationships may provide a better understanding of possibilities
|Item Type:||Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||17 Feb 2010 14:43|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2013 15:03|
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