Recent Submissions

  • Joint Association of Birth Weight and Physical Activity/ Sedentary Behavior with Obesity in Children Ages 9-11 Years from 12 Countries 

    Qiao, Yijuan; Zhang, Tao; Liu, Hongyan; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, Mikael; Johnson, William D.; Kuriyan, Rebecca; Kurpad, Anura; Lambert, Estelle V.; Maher, Carol; Maia, Jose A.R.; Matsudo, Victor; Olds, Timothy; Onywera, Vincent; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Standage, Martyn; Tremblay, Mark S.; Tudor-Locke, Catrine; Zhao, Pei; Hu, Gang (Wiley, 2017)
    Objective: To examine the joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary time with childhood obesity in 12 countries. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 5,088 children aged 9 to 11 years was conducted. ...
  • Physical activity and health related physical fitness attributes of staff members in a Kenyan Public University 

    Mwangi, Francis M.; Rintaugu, E.G. (Scientific & Academic Publishing, 2017)
    High health care service cost for employees have been documented in many institutions. The purpose of the study was to assess university staff in selected health related fitness variables and their physical activity levels. ...
  • Sport participation motivesof Kenyan female university athletes 

    Rintaugu, E.G. (2017)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the participation motives of female university athletes at a university sport championship. It was hypothesized that the participation motives would not differ significantly ...
  • Results From Kenya’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth 

    Onywera, V.O.; Muthuri, S.K.; Hayker, S.; Wachira, Lucy-Joy M.; Kyallo, F.; Mang’eni, R.O.; Bukhala, P.; Mireri, C. (Human Kinetics, 2016)
    Background: Kenya’s 2016 report card aimed to highlight the health and well-being of Kenyan children and youth using the best available evidence on the physical activity of Kenyan children and youth. The report pointed ...
  • Performance and age of African and non- African runners in World Marathon Majors races 2000–2014 

    Knechtle, B.; Aschmann, A.; Onywera, V.; Nikolaidis, P.T.; Rosemann, T.; Rüst, C.A. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    The age for the fastest marathoners is well investigated, but not the age and nationality of the fastest. We investigated the age of peak marathon performance for the annual top 100 women and men competing in four races ...
  • Nocturnal sleep-related variables from 24-h free-living waist-worn accelerometry: International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment 

    Tudor-Locke, C.; Mire, E.F.; Barreira, T.V.; Schuna, J.M.; Chaput, J-P; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kurpad, A.; Kuriyan, R.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Zhao, P.; Church, T.S.; Katzmarzyk, P.T. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
    OBJECTIVES: We describe the process of identifying and defining nocturnal sleep-related variables (for example, movement/nonmovement indicators of sleep efficiency, waking episodes, midpoint and so on) using the unique ...
  • NEWS for Africa: adaptation and reliability of a built environment questionnaire for physical activity in seven African countries 

    Oyeyemi, A.L.; Kasoma, S.S.; Onywera, V.O.; Assah, F.; Adedoyin, R.A.; Conway, T.L.; Moss, S.J.; Ocansey, R.; Kolbe-Alexander, T.L.; Akinroye, K.K.; Prista, A.; Larouche, R.; Gavand, K.A.; Cain, K.L.; Lambert, E.V.; Aryeetey, R.; Bartels, C.; Tremblay, M.S.; Sallis, J.F. (BioMed Central, 2016)
    Background: Built environment and policy interventions are effective strategies for controlling the growing worldwide deaths from physical inactivity-related non-communicable diseases. To improve built environment research ...
  • Mid-upper arm circumference as a screening tool for identifying children with obesity: a 12-country study 

    Chaput, J.P.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Barnes, J.D.; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O. L.; Standage, M.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Tremblay1, M.S. (World Obesity Federation, 2016)
    Background: No studies have examined if mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) can be an alternative screening tool for obesity in an international sample of children differing widely in levels of human development. Objective: ...
  • Maternal gestational diabetes and childhood obesity at age 9–11: results of a multinational study 

    Zhao, P.; Liu, E.; Qiao, Y.; Katzmarzyk, PT.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, M.; Johnson, W.D; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.A.R.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Hu, G. (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2016)
    Aims/hypothesis The aim of this study was to examine the association between maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and childhood obesity at age 9–11 years in 12 countries around the world. Methods A multinational ...
  • Introduction to the Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 Countries 

    Tremblay, M.S.; Gonzalez, S.A.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Onywera, V.O.; Reilly, J.J.; Tomkinson, G. (Human Kinetics, 2016)
  • Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 Countries 

    Tremblay, M.S.; Barnes, J.D.; González, S.A.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Onywera, V.O.; Reilly, J.J.; Tomkinson, G.R.; Global Matrix 2.0 Research Team (Human Kinetics, 2016)
    The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the concurrent preparation of Report Cards on the physical activity of children and youth in 38 countries from 6 continents (representing 60% of the world’s population). ...
  • Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners 

    Onywera, V.O.; Scott, R.A.; Boit, M.K.; Pitsiladis, Y.P. (Taylor & Francis, 2006)
    Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and ...
  • Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners 

    Onywera, V.O.; Scott, R.A.; Boit, M.K.; Pitsiladis, Y.P. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and ...
  • Are the correlates of active school transport context-specific? 

    Larouche, R.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Broyles, S.T.; Denstel, K.D.; Church, T.S.; Barreira, T.V.; Chaput, J-P; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Katzmarzyk, P.T. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
    OBJECTIVES: Previous research consistently indicates that children who engage in active school transport (AST) are more active than their peers who use motorized modes (car or bus). However, studies of the correlates of ...
  • Relationship between soft drink consumption and obesity in 9–11 years old children in a multi-national study 

    Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Broyles, Stephanie T.; Champagne, Catherine M.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, Mikael; Gang, Hu; Kuriyan, Rebecca; Kurpad, Anura; Lambert, Estelle V.; Jose, maia; Matsudo, Victor; Timothy, Olds; Onywera, Vincent; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Standage, Martyn; Tremblay, Mark S.; Catrine, Tudor-Locke; Zhao, Pei (MDPI, 2016)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the association between regular (sugar containing) and diet (artificially sweetened) soft drink consumption and obesity in children from 12 countries ranging in levels of economic ...
  • Joint Association of Birth Weight and Physical Activity/ Sedentary Behavior with Obesity in Children Ages 9-11 Years from 12 Countries 

    Qiao, Yijuan; Zhang, Tao; Liu, Hongyan; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, Mikael; Johnson, William D.; Kuriyan, Rebecca; Kurpad, Anura; Lambert, Estelle V.; Maher, Carol; Maia, Jose A.R.; Matsudo, Victor; Olds, Timothy; Onywera, Vincent; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Standage, Martyn; Tremblay, Mark S.; Tudor-Locke, Catrine; Zhao, Pei; Hu, Gang (Wiley, 2017)
    Objective: To examine the joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary time with childhood obesity in 12 countries. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 5,088 children aged 9 to 11 years was conducted. ...
  • Physical activity and health related physical fitness attributes of staff members in a Kenyan Public University 

    Mwangi, Francis M.; Rintaugu, E.G. (Scientific & Academic Publishing, 2017)
    High health care service cost for employees have been documented in many institutions. The purpose of the study was to assess university staff in selected health related fitness variables and their physical activity levels. ...
  • Sport participation motivesof Kenyan female university athletes 

    Rintaugu, E.G. (2017)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the participation motives of female university athletes at a university sport championship. It was hypothesized that the participation motives would not differ significantly ...
  • Results From Kenya’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth 

    Onywera, V.O.; Muthuri, S.K.; Hayker, S.; Wachira, Lucy-Joy M.; Kyallo, F.; Mang’eni, R.O.; Bukhala, P.; Mireri, C. (Human Kinetics, 2016)
    Background: Kenya’s 2016 report card aimed to highlight the health and well-being of Kenyan children and youth using the best available evidence on the physical activity of Kenyan children and youth. The report pointed ...
  • Performance and age of African and non- African runners in World Marathon Majors races 2000–2014 

    Knechtle, B.; Aschmann, A.; Onywera, V.; Nikolaidis, P.T.; Rosemann, T.; Rüst, C.A. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    The age for the fastest marathoners is well investigated, but not the age and nationality of the fastest. We investigated the age of peak marathon performance for the annual top 100 women and men competing in four races ...
  • Nocturnal sleep-related variables from 24-h free-living waist-worn accelerometry: International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment 

    Tudor-Locke, C.; Mire, E.F.; Barreira, T.V.; Schuna, J.M.; Chaput, J-P; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kurpad, A.; Kuriyan, R.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Zhao, P.; Church, T.S.; Katzmarzyk, P.T. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
    OBJECTIVES: We describe the process of identifying and defining nocturnal sleep-related variables (for example, movement/nonmovement indicators of sleep efficiency, waking episodes, midpoint and so on) using the unique ...
  • NEWS for Africa: adaptation and reliability of a built environment questionnaire for physical activity in seven African countries 

    Oyeyemi, A.L.; Kasoma, S.S.; Onywera, V.O.; Assah, F.; Adedoyin, R.A.; Conway, T.L.; Moss, S.J.; Ocansey, R.; Kolbe-Alexander, T.L.; Akinroye, K.K.; Prista, A.; Larouche, R.; Gavand, K.A.; Cain, K.L.; Lambert, E.V.; Aryeetey, R.; Bartels, C.; Tremblay, M.S.; Sallis, J.F. (BioMed Central, 2016)
    Background: Built environment and policy interventions are effective strategies for controlling the growing worldwide deaths from physical inactivity-related non-communicable diseases. To improve built environment research ...
  • Mid-upper arm circumference as a screening tool for identifying children with obesity: a 12-country study 

    Chaput, J.P.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Barnes, J.D.; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O. L.; Standage, M.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Tremblay1, M.S. (World Obesity Federation, 2016)
    Background: No studies have examined if mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) can be an alternative screening tool for obesity in an international sample of children differing widely in levels of human development. Objective: ...
  • Maternal gestational diabetes and childhood obesity at age 9–11: results of a multinational study 

    Zhao, P.; Liu, E.; Qiao, Y.; Katzmarzyk, PT.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, M.; Johnson, W.D; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.A.R.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Hu, G. (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2016)
    Aims/hypothesis The aim of this study was to examine the association between maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and childhood obesity at age 9–11 years in 12 countries around the world. Methods A multinational ...
  • Introduction to the Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 Countries 

    Tremblay, M.S.; Gonzalez, S.A.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Onywera, V.O.; Reilly, J.J.; Tomkinson, G. (Human Kinetics, 2016)
  • Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 Countries 

    Tremblay, M.S.; Barnes, J.D.; González, S.A.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Onywera, V.O.; Reilly, J.J.; Tomkinson, G.R.; Global Matrix 2.0 Research Team (Human Kinetics, 2016)
    The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the concurrent preparation of Report Cards on the physical activity of children and youth in 38 countries from 6 continents (representing 60% of the world’s population). ...
  • Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners 

    Onywera, V.O.; Scott, R.A.; Boit, M.K.; Pitsiladis, Y.P. (Taylor & Francis, 2006)
    Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and ...
  • Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners 

    Onywera, V.O.; Scott, R.A.; Boit, M.K.; Pitsiladis, Y.P. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
    Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and ...
  • Proportion of children meeting recommendations for 24-hour movement guidelines and associations with adiposity in a 12-country study 

    Blanca, Roman-Viñas; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Fogelholm, Mikael; Lambert, Estelle V.; Maher, Carol; Maia, Jose; Olds, Timothy; Onywera, Vincent; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Standage, Martyn; Catrine, Tudor-Locke; Tremblay, Mark S. (2016)
    Background: The Canadian 24-h movement guidelines were developed with the hope of improving health and future health outcomes in children and youth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate adherence to the 3 recommendations ...
  • Are the correlates of active school transport context-specific? 

    Larouche, R.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Broyles, S.T.; Denstel, K.D.; Church, T.S.; Barreira, T.V.; Chaput, J-P; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Katzmarzyk, P.T. (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2015)
    OBJECTIVES: Previous research consistently indicates that children who engage in active school transport (AST) are more active than their peers who use motorized modes (car or bus). However, studies of the correlates of ...
  • Relationship between soft drink consumption and obesity in 9–11 years old children in a multi-national study 

    Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Broyles, Stephanie T.; Champagne, Catherine M.; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Fogelholm, Mikael; Gang, Hu; Kuriyan, Rebecca; Kurpad, Anura; Lambert, Estelle V.; Jose, maia; Matsudo, Victor; Timothy, Olds; Onywera, Vincent; Sarmiento, Olga L.; Standage, Martyn; Tremblay, Mark S.; Catrine, Tudor-Locke; Zhao, Pei (MDPI, 2016)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the association between regular (sugar containing) and diet (artificially sweetened) soft drink consumption and obesity in children from 12 countries ranging in levels of economic ...
  • The adiposity of children is associated with their lifestyle behaviors: a cluster analysis of school-aged children from 12 nations 

    Dumuid, D.; Olds, T.; Lewis, L. K.; Martin-Fernández, J. A.; Barreira, T.; Broyles, S.; Chaput, J.P.; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E. V.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Onywera, V.O.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tremblay, M.S.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Katzmarzyk, P.; Gillison, F.; Maher, C. (World Obesity Federation, 2016)
    Background: The relationship between children’s adiposity and lifestyle behaviour patterns is an area of growing interest. Objectives: The objectives of this study are to identify clusters of children based on lifestyle ...
  • Relationships between parental education and overweight with childhood overweight and physical activity in 9–11 year old children: results from a 12-country study 

    Muthuri, S.K.; Onywera, V.O.; Tremblay, M.S.; Broyles, S.T.; Chaput, J.P.; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Olga, L.S.; Standage, M.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Church, T.S.; Katzmarzyk, P.T. (Pennington Biomedical Research Center., 2016)
    Background Globally, the high prevalence of overweight and low levels of physical activity among children has serious implications for morbidity and premature mortality in adulthood. Various parental factors are associated ...
  • Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Primary School Children Aged 8–13 Years in Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania 

    Pangani, I.N.; Kiplamai, F.K.; Kamau, J.W. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2016)
    Background.The understanding of obesity as a growing health problem in Africa and Tanzania in particular is hampered by lack of data as well as sociocultural beliefs in which overweight and obesity are revered. This study ...
  • Mid-upper arm circumference as a screening tool for identifying children with obesity: a 12-country study 

    Chaput, J.-P.; Katzmarzyk, P.T.; Barnes, J.D.; Fogelholm, M.; Hu, G.; Kuriyan, R.; Kurpad, A.; Lambert, E.V.; Maher, C.; Maia, J.; Matsudo, V.; Olds, T.; Onywera, V.; Sarmiento, O.L.; Standage, M.; Tudor-Locke, C.; Zhao, P.; Tremblay, M.S. (Wiley, 2016)
    Background: No studies have examined if mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) can be an alternative screening tool for obesity in an international sample of children differing widely in levels of human development. Objective: ...

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