Results from the United Arab Emirates' 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth

Mouza Al Zaabi, Syed Mahboob Shah, Mohamud Sheek-Hussein, Abdishakur Abdulle, Abdulla Al Junaibi, Tom Loney

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    Background: The Active Healthy Kids 2016 United Arab Emirates (UAE) Report Card provides a systematic evaluation of how the UAE is performing in supporting and engaging physical activity (PA) in children and adolescents. Methods: The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance framework and standardized set of procedures were used to perform the systematic assessment of PA in UAE youth and children. Indicator grades were based on the proportion of children and youth achieving a defined benchmark: A = 81% to 100%; B = 61% to 80%; C = 41% to 60%; D = 21% to 40%; F = 0% to 20%; INC = incomplete data. Results: Overall Physical Activity Level and Active Transportation both received a grade of D-/F-. Sedentary Behavior and Family and Peers both received a C-minus grade and School was graded D. Minus grades indicate PA disparities related to age, gender, nationality, socioeconomic status, and geographic location. Government Strategies and Investments received a B+ grade. Sport Participation, Active Play, and Community and the Built Environment were graded INC due to a lack of nationally representative data for all 7 emirates. Conclusions: The majority of UAE children are not achieving the daily recommended level of PA. The UAE leadership has invested significant resources into improving PA through school-and community-based PA interventions; however, inter-and intraemirate population-based strategies remain fragmented.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)S299-S306
    JournalJournal of Physical Activity and Health
    Volume13
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

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    Ethnic Groups
    Social Class
    Sports

    Keywords

    • Adolescent
    • Environment Design
    • Motor Activity
    • Sedentary Lifestyle
    • Social Environment
    • Youth Sports

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Zaabi, M. A., Shah, S. M., Sheek-Hussein, M., Abdulle, A., Junaibi, A. A., & Loney, T. (2016). Results from the United Arab Emirates' 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(11), S299-S306. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0312

    Results from the United Arab Emirates' 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. / Zaabi, Mouza Al; Shah, Syed Mahboob; Sheek-Hussein, Mohamud; Abdulle, Abdishakur; Junaibi, Abdulla Al; Loney, Tom.

    In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Vol. 13, No. 11, 01.11.2016, p. S299-S306.

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    Zaabi, MA, Shah, SM, Sheek-Hussein, M, Abdulle, A, Junaibi, AA & Loney, T 2016, 'Results from the United Arab Emirates' 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth', Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 13, no. 11, pp. S299-S306. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0312
    Zaabi, Mouza Al ; Shah, Syed Mahboob ; Sheek-Hussein, Mohamud ; Abdulle, Abdishakur ; Junaibi, Abdulla Al ; Loney, Tom. / Results from the United Arab Emirates' 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth. In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 11. pp. S299-S306.
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