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Michael Pratt
University of California, San Diego
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Abstract Background Active travel such as walking or cycling has been associated with more favorable health outcomes. However, evidence on patterns of transportation in Latin America is scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to quantify and characterise socio-demographic patterns of public, private and active travel in Latin American countries. Methods Data from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health, a population-based, cross-sectional survey conducted in eight Latin American co...
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#1Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 1
#2Grant O’Sullivan (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 4
Last.Zeljko Pedisic (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 15
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Policy analysis is considered essential for achieving successful reforms in health promotion and public health. The only framework for physical activity (PA) policy analysis was developed at a time when the field of PA policy research was in its early stages. PA policy research has since grown, and our understanding of what elements need to be included in a comprehensive analysis of PA policy is now more refined. This study developed a new conceptual framework for PA policy analysis – the Compre...
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#1Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 7
#2Irina KovalskysH-Index: 3
Last.Dirceu Solé (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 36
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Background Physical activity is a cornerstone in the prevention and treatment of obesity. There are relatively few studies that explore the effect of accelerometer-determined moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on neck circumference (NC), most of them confined to single high-income countries. The present study investigated the association of accelerometer-determined MVPA with NC in adolescents and adults from eight Latin American countries, which are mostly upper-middle income countrie...
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Background Low levels of physical activity (PA) and prolonged sitting time (ST) increase the risk of non-communicable diseases and mortality, and can be influenced by socio-demographic characteristics. The aim of this study was to use self-report data to characterise socio-demographic patterns of PA and ST in eight Latin American countries.
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Physical inactivity was characterised as a global pandemic in the 2012 Lancet series on physical activity and health.1 The extent of the pandemic, causes and potential solutions were further explored in other papers in the 2012 and 2016 series, and recommendations derived from these papers and an associated workshop are summarised by Ding et al. 2 This paper builds on these syntheses of global knowledge and assesses progress or the lack thereof in addressing the global pandemic of physical inact...
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#1Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 7
#2Irina KovalskysH-Index: 3
Last.Dirceu Solé (UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)H-Index: 36
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ABSTRACTPhysical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviours (SB) are two independent risk factors for non-communicable diseases. However, there is a lack of objectively measured information on PA and S...
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#2Andrea Z. LaCroix (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 102
Last.Michael Pratt (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 48
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#1Ding Ding (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 26
#2Andrea Ramirez Varela (University of Los Andes)H-Index: 4
Last.Michael Pratt (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 48
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In the past few decades, the field of physical activity has grown and evolved in scope, depth, visibility and impact around the world. Global progress has been observed in research and practice in physical activity regarding surveillance, health outcomes, correlates/determinants, interventions, translation and policy. The 2012 and 2016 Lancet series on physical activity provide some of the most comprehensive global analysis on various topics within physical activity. Based on the Lancet series a...
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#2Deborah Salvo (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 19
Last.Pedro C. HallalH-Index: 36
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Background The work of The Global Observatory for Physical Activity-GoPA! is the first global effort to compile standardized country-level surveillance, policy and research data for physical activity in order to better understand how countries and regions address promoting physical activity. GoPA! developed standardized country-specific physical activity profiles (“Country Cards”) to summarize country-level data through 2013. The aim of this study was to assess use of the Country Cards, identify...
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#1Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 1
#2Grant O’Sullivan (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 4
Last.Zeljko Pedisic (VU: Victoria University, Australia)H-Index: 15
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National policy approaches to physical activity (PA) promotion and sedentary behaviour (SB) reduction are needed to address rising rates of non-communicable diseases. Understanding the policy process and impact through robust research and evaluation is crucial for facilitating successful reforms in national health policy. This scoping review, therefore, aimed to map the evidence on indicators, development, and content of national PA and/or SB policies globally. A systematic search of academic an...
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