Riksmaten Ungdom – physical activity

A national survey of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Swedish children and adolescents – Riksmaten Ungdom

This cross-sectional study performed by the Swedish Food Agency aims to generate national data on diet, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and the significance of participating in organised sports among different ages, sex and socio-economic groups. Our research group is responsible for the data on physical activity.

Girls and boys in grade 5, grade 8 and grade 2 in high school were included in this study between August 2016 and June 2017 (N=3500). Physical activity and sedentary time were measured objectively. Data were collected on participation in organised sports, screen time, height, weight, age, sex and socio-economic background.

The results from this survey will be published in Swedish reports and scientific publications.


Contact person for the project:

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Gisela Nyberg

Affiliated to Research