Relationship between anthropometry and motor abilities at pre-school age.

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Relationship between anthropometry and motor abilities at pre-school age. / De Toia, Daniela; Klein, Daniel; Weber, Sarah; Wessely, Nicolas; Koch, Benjamin; Tokarski, Walter; Dordel, Sigrid; Strüder, Heiko Klaus; Graf, Christine.

In: Obesity facts : the European journal of obesity, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2009, p. 221-225.

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@article{e6dfa22c0b2249b1b5e4474eebf0b029,
title = "Relationship between anthropometry and motor abilities at pre-school age.",
abstract = "Objective: Little is known to date about the relationship between poor motor abilities and overweight or obese pre-school children. Thus, this study examined the association between motor abilities and weight status in 1,228 kindergarten children (45.8% female). Method: Anthropometric data were assessed; age 4.7 ± 1.0 years; height 108.6 ± 8.0 cm; weight 19.1 ± 3.6 kg; BMI 16.1 ± 1.5 kg/m2. The modified Karlsruher Motor Ability Screening Test was carried out to determine the motor abilities of speed strength, muscular endurance, coordination, flexibility, and speed. Results: Based on the German BMI reference values, 3.5% of the children were obese, 9.6% overweight, 83.4% normal weight, and 3.5% underweight. During various test tasks, below-average motor abilities were discovered in 44.0–47.3%. In all age groups, overweight and obese children did not differ from their normal and underweight counterparts; except for underweight children which fared worse in flexibility. Conclusion: In contrast to former studies with first graders, overweight or obese pre-school children did not possess worse motor abilities than normal weight children. However, the high number of overweight children and motor deficits suggests that preventive measures should start at this early age.",
keywords = "Adipositas, Anthropometrie, Body-Mass-Index, F{\"a}higkeit, motorische, Kindergarten, K{\"o}rpergewicht, Motorik, Sportmedizin, Sportwissenschaft, Test, motorischer, {\"U}bergewicht, Vorschulalter",
author = "{De Toia}, Daniela and Daniel Klein and Sarah Weber and Nicolas Wessely and Benjamin Koch and Walter Tokarski and Sigrid Dordel and Str{\"u}der, {Heiko Klaus} and Christine Graf",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1159/000228155",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
pages = "221--225",
journal = "Obesity facts : the European journal of obesity",
issn = "1662-4025",
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T1 - Relationship between anthropometry and motor abilities at pre-school age.

AU - De Toia, Daniela

AU - Klein, Daniel

AU - Weber, Sarah

AU - Wessely, Nicolas

AU - Koch, Benjamin

AU - Tokarski, Walter

AU - Dordel, Sigrid

AU - Strüder, Heiko Klaus

AU - Graf, Christine

PY - 2009

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N2 - Objective: Little is known to date about the relationship between poor motor abilities and overweight or obese pre-school children. Thus, this study examined the association between motor abilities and weight status in 1,228 kindergarten children (45.8% female). Method: Anthropometric data were assessed; age 4.7 ± 1.0 years; height 108.6 ± 8.0 cm; weight 19.1 ± 3.6 kg; BMI 16.1 ± 1.5 kg/m2. The modified Karlsruher Motor Ability Screening Test was carried out to determine the motor abilities of speed strength, muscular endurance, coordination, flexibility, and speed. Results: Based on the German BMI reference values, 3.5% of the children were obese, 9.6% overweight, 83.4% normal weight, and 3.5% underweight. During various test tasks, below-average motor abilities were discovered in 44.0–47.3%. In all age groups, overweight and obese children did not differ from their normal and underweight counterparts; except for underweight children which fared worse in flexibility. Conclusion: In contrast to former studies with first graders, overweight or obese pre-school children did not possess worse motor abilities than normal weight children. However, the high number of overweight children and motor deficits suggests that preventive measures should start at this early age.

AB - Objective: Little is known to date about the relationship between poor motor abilities and overweight or obese pre-school children. Thus, this study examined the association between motor abilities and weight status in 1,228 kindergarten children (45.8% female). Method: Anthropometric data were assessed; age 4.7 ± 1.0 years; height 108.6 ± 8.0 cm; weight 19.1 ± 3.6 kg; BMI 16.1 ± 1.5 kg/m2. The modified Karlsruher Motor Ability Screening Test was carried out to determine the motor abilities of speed strength, muscular endurance, coordination, flexibility, and speed. Results: Based on the German BMI reference values, 3.5% of the children were obese, 9.6% overweight, 83.4% normal weight, and 3.5% underweight. During various test tasks, below-average motor abilities were discovered in 44.0–47.3%. In all age groups, overweight and obese children did not differ from their normal and underweight counterparts; except for underweight children which fared worse in flexibility. Conclusion: In contrast to former studies with first graders, overweight or obese pre-school children did not possess worse motor abilities than normal weight children. However, the high number of overweight children and motor deficits suggests that preventive measures should start at this early age.

KW - Adipositas

KW - Anthropometrie

KW - Body-Mass-Index

KW - Fähigkeit, motorische

KW - Kindergarten

KW - Körpergewicht

KW - Motorik

KW - Sportmedizin

KW - Sportwissenschaft

KW - Test, motorischer

KW - Übergewicht

KW - Vorschulalter

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DO - 10.1159/000228155

M3 - Journal articles

VL - 2

SP - 221

EP - 225

JO - Obesity facts : the European journal of obesity

JF - Obesity facts : the European journal of obesity

SN - 1662-4025

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ER -

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