Global Matrix 4.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Adolescents: Results and Analyses From 57 Countries

Aubert S, Barnes JD, Demchenko I, Hawthorne M, Abdeta C, Nader PA, Sala JCA, Aguilar-Farias N, Aznar S, Bakalár P, Bhawra J, Brazo-Sayavera J, Bringas M, Cagas JY, Carlin A, Chang CK, Chen B, Christiansen LB, Christie CJA, De Roia GF, Nyström CD, Demetriou Y, Djordjic V, Emeljanovas A, Endy LF, Gába A, Galaviz KI, González SA, Hesketh KD, Huang WY, Hubona O, Jeon JY, Jurakić D, Jürimäe J, Katapally TR, Katewongsa P, Katzmarzyk PT, Kim YS, Lambert EV, Lee EY, Levi S, Lobo P, Löf M, Loney T, López-Gil JF, López-Taylor J, Mäestu E, Mahendra A, Makaza D, Mallari MFT, Manyanga T, Masanovic B, Morrison SA, Mota J, Müller-Riemenschneider F, Bermejo LM, Murphy MH, Naidoo R, Nguyen P, Paudel S, Pedišić Ž, Pérez-Gómez J, Reilly JJ, Reimers AK, Richards AB, Silva DAS, Saonuam P, Sarmiento OL, Sember V, Shahril MR, Smith M, Standage M, Stratton G, Subedi N, Tammelin TH, Tanaka C, Tesler R, Thivel D, Tladi DM, Tlučáková L, Vanderloo LM, Williams A, Wong SHS, Wu CL, Zembura P, Tremblay MS (2022)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2022

Journal

Book Volume: 19

Pages Range: 700-728

Journal Issue: 11

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2022-0456

Abstract

Background: The Global Matrix 4.0 on physical activity (PA) for children and adolescents was developed to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the global variation in children’s and adolescents’ (5–17 y) PA, related measures, and key sources of influence. The objectives of this article were (1) to summarize the findings from the Global Matrix 4.0 Report Cards, (2) to compare indicators across countries, and (3) to explore trends related to the Human Development Index and geo-cultural regions. Methods: A total of 57 Report Card teams followed a harmonized process to grade the 10 common PA indicators. An online survey was conducted to collect Report Card Leaders’ top 3 priorities for each PA indicator and their opinions on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted child and adolescent PA indicators in their country. Results: Overall Physical Activity was the indicator with the lowest global average grade (D), while School and Community and Environment were the indicators with the highest global average grade (C+). An overview of the global situation in terms of surveillance and prevalence is provided for all 10 common PA indicators, followed by priorities and examples to support the development of strategies and policies internationally. Conclusions: The Global Matrix 4.0 represents the largest compilation of children’s and adolescents’ PA indicators to date. While variation in data sources informing the grades across countries was observed, this initiative highlighted low PA levels in children and adolescents globally. Measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, local/international conflicts, climate change, and economic change threaten to worsen this situation.

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Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance CA Canada (CA) Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) / Centre hospitalier pour enfants de l'est de l'Ontario CA Canada (CA) University of Wollongong (UOW) AU Australia (AU) Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) CA Canada (CA) Universidad de Extremadura ES Spain (ES) University of the Frontier / Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) CL Chile (CL) Universidade Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) ES Spain (ES) University of Prešov / Prešovská univerzita v Prešove SK Slovakia (SK) Toronto Metropolitan University / Ryerson University CA Canada (CA) University of the Republic / Universidad de la República (UdelaR) UY Uruguay (UY) University of the Philippines Diliman (UP Diliman) PH Philippines (PH) University of Ulster GB United Kingdom (GB) National Taiwan Sport University / 國立體育大學 TW Taiwan (TW) National University of Singapore (NUS) SG Singapore (SG) University of Southern Denmark / Syddansk Universitet DK Denmark (DK) Rhodes University ZA South Africa (ZA) Flores University / Universidad de Flores (UFLO) AR Argentina (AR) Karolinska Institute SE Sweden (SE) Technische Universität München (TUM) DE Germany (DE) University of Novi Sad RS Serbia (RS) Lithuanian Sports University LT Lithuania (LT) Ministry of Health, State of Israel IL Israel (IL) Palacky University Olomouc / Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci CZ Czech Republic (CZ) Indiana University US United States (USA) (US) Deakin University AU Australia (AU) Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) / 香港浸會大學 CN China (CN) University of Botswana BW Botswana (BW) Yonsei University KR Korea, Republic of (KR) University of Zagreb / Sveučilište u Zagrebu HR Croatia (HR) University of Tartu EE Estonia (EE) Western University CA Canada (CA) Mahidol University / มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล TH Thailand (TH) Louisiana State University US United States (USA) (US) Seoul National University (SNU) / 서울대학교 KR Korea, Republic of (KR) University of Cape Town (UCT) ZA South Africa (ZA) Queen's University CA Canada (CA) Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) AE United Arab Emirates (AE) Universidad de Guadalajara (UDEG) MX Mexico (MX) Indonesia University of Education / Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) ID Indonesia (ID) National University of Science and Technology ZW Zimbabwe (ZW) University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) CA Canada (CA) University of Montenegro ME Montenegro (ME) University of Ljubljana (UL) / Univerza v Ljubljani SI Slovenia (SI) Universidade do Porto PT Portugal (PT) Victoria University AU Australia (AU) University of Strathclyde GB United Kingdom (GB) Swansea University GB United Kingdom (GB) Federal University of Santa Catarina / Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) BR Brazil (BR) Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) TH Thailand (TH) The National University of Malaysia / Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) MY Malaysia (MY) University of Auckland NZ New Zealand (NZ) University of Bath GB United Kingdom (GB) JAMK University of Applied Sciences / Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulu FI Finland (FI) Ariel University IL Israel (IL) ParticipACTION CA Canada (CA) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) CN China (CN) National Chung Hsing University TW Taiwan (TW) Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw / Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego w Warszawie PL Poland (PL) Tokyo Kasei Gakuin University / 東京家政学院大学 JP Japan (JP) University of Clermont Auvergne FR France (FR)

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APA:

Aubert, S., Barnes, J.D., Demchenko, I., Hawthorne, M., Abdeta, C., Nader, P.A.,... Tremblay, M.S. (2022). Global Matrix 4.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Adolescents: Results and Analyses From 57 Countries. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 19(11), 700-728. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022-0456

MLA:

Aubert, Salomé, et al. "Global Matrix 4.0 Physical Activity Report Card Grades for Children and Adolescents: Results and Analyses From 57 Countries." Journal of Physical Activity and Health 19.11 (2022): 700-728.

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