Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Global

Data

Primary

Data Collected

One 24 hours recall

Study setting

Online

Age group of participant

Children/16-19

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=726 (participants)

Changes of physical activity and ultra-processed food consumption in adolescents from different countries during Covid-19 pandemic: An observational study

Goal

Describe physical activity and ultra-processed foods consumption, their changes and sociodemographic predictors among adolescents from countries in Europe (Italy and Spain) and Latin America (Brazil, Chile, and Colombia) during the SARS-CoV-2-pandemic period.

Results

Sample of 726 adolescents, mostly females (59.6%) aged 16–19 years old (54.3%). Adolescents from Latin America presented odds ratio (OR) 2.98 (CI 95% 1.80–4.94) of being inactive and those whose mothers had higher level of education were less active during lockdown [OR 0.40 (CI 95% 0.20–0.84)]. The habitual ultra-processed consumption was also high during this period in all countries, and more prevalent in Latin America.

Authors

Ruíz-Roso MB. Padilha PC, Matilla-Escalante DC, Brun P, Ulloa N, et al.

Journal

Nutrients

DOI