Results From Hong Kong’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

  • Huang W
  • Wong S
  • Wong M
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Abstract

Background: Hong Kong's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity (PA) for Children and Youth is the first evidence-based synthesis of various indicators related to individual behaviors that contribute to overall PA levels, settings and sources of influ-ence, and strategies and investments in Hong Kong. Methods: Following a standardized protocol, currently best available data for Hong Kong youth were collated and evaluated by an expert consensus panel on 9 indicators (5 activity behaviors and 4 influences on these behaviors). Results: Less than half of the children and youth met the recommended PA level. As a result, a D grade was given for Overall PA levels. Organized Sport Participation and Active Transportation received grades of C-and B, respectively. Sedentary Behaviors and School scored a C grade. Community and the Built Environment scored a grade of B. Family Influence received as low a score as Overall PA (D). Active Play and Government were not graded due to incomplete data. Conclusions: PA levels are low and sedentary behaviors are high for children and youth in Hong Kong. Promising poli-cies exist in schools and features of community and the built environment are favorable. Increasing family support should be emphasized for future PA promotion.

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Authors

  • Wendy Yajun Huang

  • Stephen Heung-Sang Wong

  • Martin Chi-Sang Wong

  • Cindy Hui-Ping Sit

  • Raymond Kim-Wai Sum

  • Gang He

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