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Reliability and validity of the instrument used in BRFSS to assess physical activity.
INTRODUCTION State-level statistics of adherence to the physical activity objectives in Healthy People 2010 are derived from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. BRFSSExpand
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Disparities in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors Among US Children and Adolescents: Prevalence, Correlates, and Intervention Implications
Regular physical activity is important for health benefits among youth, but disparities exist. This paper describes disparities in physical activity participation and sedentary behaviors among youthExpand
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Cost effectiveness of community-based physical activity interventions.
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity is associated with the increased risk of many chronic diseases. Such risks decrease with increases in physical activity. This study assessed the cost-effectiveness ofExpand
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Active Transportation to School
This article reports on a survey of active transportation to school, focusing on the bicycling or walking to school habits of a national sample of boys and girls in grades 4-12 (n = 1,395Expand
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Increasing Stair Use in a Worksite through Environmental Changes
Purpose. This study assessed the impact on stair use of four sequential environmental interventions: (1) installing new carpet and painting the walls, (2) adding framed artwork on stair landings, (3)Expand
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Selected Barriers and Incentives for Worksite Health Promotion Services and Policies
Purpose. To assess employees' attitudes toward potential barriers to and incentives for their likely use of worksite health promotion services. Methods. Data from the 2004 HealthStyles Survey, aExpand
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Differences in physical activity prevalence and trends from 3 U.S. surveillance systems: NHIS, NHANES, and BRFSS.
BACKGROUND Three U.S. surveillance systems-National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemExpand
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Prevalence of Physical Activity in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2001
Introduction The health benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise are well-known. Such exercise, however, has traditionally been defined as vigorous physical activity, such as jogging, swimming, orExpand
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Television viewing, computer use, and BMI among U.S. children and adolescents.
BACKGROUND To examine the prevalence of television (TV) viewing, computer use, and their combination and associations with demographic characteristics and body mass index (BMI) among U.S. youth. Expand
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Reliability and validity of the occupational physical activity questionnaire.
INTRODUCTION Few questionnaires have been designed for wide-scale, population-based surveillance of occupational physical activity (PA) behaviors. PURPOSE This study was conducted to determine theExpand
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