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Prenatal, birth and early life predictors of sedentary behavior in young people: a systematic review

Background Our aim was to systematically summarize the evidence on whether prenatal, birth and early life factors up to 6 years of age predict sedentary behavior in young people (≤18 years). Methods PRISMA guidelines were followed, and searches were conducted in PubMed, SPORTDiscus, EMBASE and Web of Science up to December 1, 2015. We included observational (non-intervention) and ...

Sedentary Time and Physical Activity Surveillance Through Accelerometer Pooling in Four European Countries

, Alexandra M. Clarke-Cornwell, Sigmund A. Anderssen, Maria Hagstro¨mer, Lu´ıs B. Sardinha, Kristina Sundquist, Ulf Ekelund, Jostein Steene-Johannessen, Fa´tima Baptista, Bjørge H. Hansen, Katrien Wijndaele

Fitness but not weight status is associated with projected physical independence in older adults

Obesity and fitness have been associated with older adults’ physical independence. We aimed to investigate the independent and combined associations of physical fitness and adiposity, assessed by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with the projected ability for physical independence. A total of 3496 non-institutionalized older adults aged 65 and older (1167 male) ...

Cross-Sectional Associations of Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time with Body Composition and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Mid-Childhood: The PANIC Study

. Compliance with Ethical Standards Paul Collings, Kate Westgate, Juuso Va¨isto¨, Katrien Wijndaele, Andrew Atkin, Eero Haapala, Niina Lintu, Tomi Laitinen, Ulf Ekelund, Soren Brage, and Timo Lakka declare that

A Comparison between BMI, Waist Circumference, and Waist-To-Height Ratio for Identifying Cardio-Metabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents

Background There is controversial evidence on the associations between anthropometric measures with clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors in pediatric ages. We aimed to examine the associations between body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) with clustered cardiometabolic risk factors and to determine whether these ...

Variation in population levels of sedentary time in European children and adolescents according to cross-European studies: a systematic literature review within DEDIPAC

Background A high amount of sedentary time has been proposed as a risk factor for various health outcomes in adults. While the evidence is less clear in children and adolescents, monitoring sedentary time is important to understand the prevalence rates and how this behaviour varies over time and by place. This systematic literature review aims to provide an overview of existing ...

The Potential Yield of Non-Exercise Physical Activity Energy Expenditure in Public Health

technology-driven lifestyle that promotes sedentary behaviour). Conflicts of interest Lee Smith, Ulf Ekelund, and Mark Hamer declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Skåne Emergency Department Assessment of Patient Load (SEAL)—A Model to Estimate Crowding Based on Workload in Swedish Emergency Departments

Objectives Emergency department (ED) crowding is an increasing problem in many countries. The purpose of this study was to develop a quantitative model that estimates the degree of crowding based on workload in Swedish EDs. Methods At five different EDs, the head nurse and physician assessed the workload on a scale from 1 to 6 at randomized time points during a three week period in ...

Diagnostic values of chest pain history, ECG, troponin and clinical gestalt in patients with chest pain and potential acute coronary syndrome assessed in the emergency department

In the assessment of chest pain patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the emergency department (ED), physicians rely on global diagnostic impressions (‘gestalt’). The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of the ED physician’s overall assessment of ACS likelihood, and the values of the main diagnostic modalities underlying this assessment, ...

Development and evaluation of the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parent Study Physical Activity Questionnaire (APCAPS-PAQ): a cross-sectional study

Background There is limited availability of context-specific physical activity questionnaires in low and middle income countries. The aim of this study was to develop and examine the validity of a new Indian physical activity questionnaire, the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parent Study Physical Activity Questionnaire (APCAPS-PAQ). Methods The current study was conducted with the ...

Estimation of Free-Living Energy Expenditure by Heart Rate and Movement Sensing: A Doubly-Labelled Water Study

Background Accurate assessment of energy expenditure (EE) is important for the study of energy balance and metabolic disorders. Combined heart rate (HR) and acceleration (ACC) sensing may increase precision of physical activity EE (PAEE) which is the most variable component of total EE (TEE). Objective To evaluate estimates of EE using ACC and HR data with or without individual ...

Variation in population levels of sedentary time in European adults according to cross-European studies: a systematic literature review within DEDIPAC

Ulf Ekelund 5 6 Benedicte Deforche 2 5 8 Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij 3 5 Johannes Brug 0 5 Hidde P. van der Ploeg 4 5 12 on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium 5 0 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Variation in population levels of physical activity in European adults according to cross-European studies: a systematic literature review within DEDIPAC

Donnelly 4 Ulf Ekelund 5 Benedicte Deforche 2 3 Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij 7 Johannes Brug 0 Hidde P. van der Ploeg 11 12 on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium 0 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU

Is Sitting Time a Strong Predictor of Weight Gain?

Elin Kolle 0 Ulf Ekelund 0 0 U. Ekelund Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science , Cambridge, UK The current review aimed to examine the evidence on prospective

Revising on the run or studying on the sofa: prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and exam results in British adolescents

auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. The work of Kirsten Corder, Esther M F van Sluijs, Ulf Ekelund and Soren Brage was supported by the Medical Research Council

The changing relationship between rainfall and children’s physical activity in spring and summer: a longitudinal study

study Flo Harrison Esther MF van Sluijs 0 Kirsten Corder 0 Ulf Ekelund 0 Andy Jones 0 MRC Epidemiology Unit & UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), University of Cambridge School of

Evaluation of reliability and validity of the General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ) in 60–74 year old primary care patients

Background GPPAQ (General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire) is a self-assessment physical activity questionnaire widely used in primary care. Reliability and validity data in older people are lacking. The study aims were: to assess GPPAQ’s reliability and validity in 60–74 year olds from the PACE-Lift (Pedometer Accelerometer Consultation Evaluation-Lift) physical activity ...

Perceived family functioning and friendship quality: cross-sectional associations with physical activity and sedentary behaviours

Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. The work of Esther M F van Sluijs, Kirsten Corder, Ulf Ekelund and Soren Brage was supported by the Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/7, MC_UU_12015/3). The ROOTS