Health-Related Fitness, Motor Coordination, and Physical and Sedentary Activities of Urban and Rural Children in Suriname

F. Walhain, M. va Gorp, K.S. Lamur, H.E.J. Veeger, A. Ledebt

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Abstract

Background: Health-related fitness (HRF) and motor coordination (MC) can be influenced by children's environment and lifestyle behavior. This study evaluates the association between living environment and HRF, MC, and physical and sedentary activities of children in Suriname. Methods: Tests were performed for HRF (morphological, muscular, and cardiorespiratory component), gross MC (Körperkoordinations Test für Kinder), fine MC (Movement Assessment Battery for Children), and self-reported activities in 79 urban and 77 rural 7-year-old Maroon children. Urban-rural differences were calculated by an independent sample t test (Mann-Whitney U test if not normally distributed) and Χ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1041
JournalJournal of Physical Activity & Health
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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