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Sport, physical activity, and other health behaviours 

Sport, physical activity, and other health behaviours
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Sport, physical activity, and other health behaviours
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Stewart G. Trost

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199232482.003.0029
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date: 11 December 2019

Millions of children worldwide are involved in organized sports. In the United States alone, an estimated 38 million children are involved in agency sponsored programmes, such as U.S. Youth Soccer, Little League Baseball, and Pop Warner football.1,2 Survey data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that ∼56% of U.S. high school students participate in at least one school or community-based sports team annually, with just over 38% of U.S. children between the ages of 9–13 years participating in sport or an organized physical activity of some kind.3,4

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