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Table 1 Overview of data sources used in the development of Ethiopia’s 2018 Report Card

From: Assessment of Physical Activity Indicators for Children and Youth in Ethiopia: Evidence from the Global Matrix 3.0 Study (2017–2018)

Study nameGlobal Matrix 3.0 initiative, Ethiopia study (2017–2018)
IndicatorBenchmarksData SourceYear of publication
Overall physical activity% of children and youth who meet the WHO recommended physical activity and accumulate a minimum of 60 min moderate- to- vigorous-intensity physical activity on a daily basis[7]2010
Organized sport participation% of children and youth who engaged in organized sport/physical activity programs[24]1998
Active play% of children and youth who participated in unstructured active play for several hours a day[6, 13]2018
Active transportation% of children and youth who actively travel to and from places including school, friend’s house, mall, and park[6, 13]2018
Sedentary behaviors% of children and youth who achieve the Canadian Sedentary Behaviour guidelines, no more than 2 h of screen time in a day[6, 13, 14]2018
Physical fitness% of children and youth who fulfill criterion-referenced standards for muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility[n/a]-
Family and peers% of children and youth who encouraged and get support from their family’s members and friends to be physically active[6, 13]2018
School% of children and youth who have regular access to facilities and equipment that support physical activity including outdoor play areas, sporting fields, multipurpose space for physical activity, and gymnasium in school[6, 13, 24]2018, 1998
Community and environment% of children and youth who living in a safe neighborhood where they have access to infrastructure like sidewalks available to them in their community[6, 13]2018
GovernmentEvidence of policy existence, leadership, commitment, and allocating resources for the implementation of physical activity interventions for all children and youth[24]1998