Physical activity and sedentary behavior in adolescents in Xi'an City, China

J Adolesc Health. 2007 Jul;41(1):99-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.02.005. Epub 2007 Apr 12.


Physical activity levels were assessed among adolescents in Xi'an City, China, using a validated physical activity questionnaire. Physical activity recommendations were met by 56% of the adolescents and boys were more active than girls. The mean daily sedentary time was 6.4 hours, among which 3 hours was spent doing homework.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • China
  • Female
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Activity*
  • Sex Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires