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Prenatal, biological and environmental factors associated with physical activity maintenance from childhood to adolescence

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Werneck, Andre Oliveira [1] ; Silva, Danilo Rodrigues [1] ; Collings, Paul James [2] ; Fernandes, Romulo Araujo [3] ; Vaz Ronque, Enio Ricardo [1] ; Sardinha, Luis Bettencourt [4] ; Cyrino, Edilson Serpeloni [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Londrina, Grp Estudo & Pesquisa Metab Nutr & Exercicio, Rodovia Celso Garcia Cid, Pr 445 Km 380, BR-86057970 Londrina, PR - Brazil
[2] Bradford Teaching Hosp Fdn Trust, Bradford Inst Hlth Res, Bradford, W Yorkshire - England
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Ciencias & Tecnol Presidente Prudente, Dept Educ Fis, Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Lisbon, Fac Motricidade Humana, Lisbon - Portugal
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Ciênc. saúde coletiva; v. 24, n. 3, p. 1201-1210, MAR 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Our aim was to identify prenatal, biological and environmental correlates of child to adolescence physical activity maintenance in 1,186 Brazilian youth (525 boys) aged between 10 and 16 years. Current and former physical activity levels were obtained cross-sectionally through questionnaires. As potential correlates, parent's activity levels, socioeconomic status and offspring's birth weight were self-reported by parents. Somatic maturation was estimated by the peak of height velocity. Logistic regression analyses revealed that, regardless of chronological age, males were more likely to be active in childhood (OR = 1.73 {[}CI 95% = 1.33 to 2.271) and to maintain physical activity (adjusted by chronological age, sex, birth weight and mother's physical activity) (OR = 3.58 {[}CI 95% = 2.32 to 5.541), as well as late maturing adolescents (OR = 2.52 {[}CI 95% 1.02 to 6.221). Adolescents whose mother was inactive (OR = 0.31 {[}CI 95% = 0.11 to 0.861) also had a lower probability of maintaining physical activity. Thus, girls, adolescents born with low weight and those with inactive mother are less likely to maintain physical activity levels from childhood to adolescence. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/27234-2 - Longitudinal association between biological maturation, body fatness and sports participation predicting the risk of metabolic syndrome and C-reactive protein: structural equation modelling (ABCD - growth study)
Grantee:André de Oliveira Werneck
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master