Physical activity during the school day in public primary schools in Mexico City.

@article{JenningsAburto2009PhysicalAD,
  title={Physical activity during the school day in public primary schools in Mexico City.},
  author={Nancy Jennings-Aburto and F Aguilar-lopez De Nava and Anabelle Bonvecchio and Margarita Safdie and In{\'e}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Casanova and Tiffany Gust and Juan A Rivera},
  journal={Salud publica de Mexico},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          141-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To quantify the physical activity (PA) of students and describe the school environment surrounding PA. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between November 2005 and March 2006, in Mexico City, we conducted quantitative and qualitative observations to describe the PA and the school context. RESULTS Recess and physical education class (PE) were the only opportunities to participate in PA. PE occurred one time per week with a duration of 39.8+/-10.6 minutes which is less than national and… CONTINUE READING

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