Université de Fribourg

Regional sociocultural differences as important correlate of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Swiss preschool children

Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Schmutz, Einat A. ; Radtke, Thomas ; Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Stülb, Kerstin ; Arhab, Amar ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Munsch, Simone ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Puder, Jardena J. ; Kriemler, Susi

In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2016, vol. 146, no. w14377, p. 1-8

QUESTION: Regional differences in physical activity in school-aged children and adults even within one country with the same political and health care system have been observed and could not be explained by sociodemographic or individual variables. We analysed whether such differences were already present in preschool children. METHODS: Swiss children from 84 childcare centres in five cantons...