Physical activity patterns and obesity status among 10- to 12-year-old adolescents living in Athens, Greece.

@article{Antonogeorgos2010PhysicalAP,
  title={Physical activity patterns and obesity status among 10- to 12-year-old adolescents living in Athens, Greece.},
  author={George Antonogeorgos and Anastasios Papadimitriou and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos and Kostas N. Priftis and Polyxeni Nikolaidou},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={633-40}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity has become a modern epidemic with escalating rates. The aim of our study was to identify physical activity patterns among Greek schoolchildren and to examine their relationship with obesity. METHODS 700 adolescents age 10 to 12 years were evaluated through a standardized questionnaire. Several demographic, socioeconomic, and physical activity characteristics were recorded. Physical activity was assessed and adolescents were characterized as active and nonactive… CONTINUE READING

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