The European Youth Heart Study—Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children: Rationale, Aims, Study Design, and Validation of Methods

Riddoch, Chris, Edwards, Dawn, Page, Angela, Froberg, Karsten, Anderssen, Sigmund A., Wedderkopp, Neils, Brage, Søren, Cooper, Ashley, Sardinha, Luis B., Harro, Maarike, Heggebo, Lena Klasson, van Mechelen, Willem, Boreham, Colin, Ekelund, Ulf, Andersen, Lars Bo and European Youth Heart Study Team (2005) The European Youth Heart Study—Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children: Rationale, Aims, Study Design, and Validation of Methods. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2 1: 115-129.


Author Riddoch, Chris
Edwards, Dawn
Page, Angela
Froberg, Karsten
Anderssen, Sigmund A.
Wedderkopp, Neils
Brage, Søren
Cooper, Ashley
Sardinha, Luis B.
Harro, Maarike
Heggebo, Lena Klasson
van Mechelen, Willem
Boreham, Colin
Ekelund, Ulf
Andersen, Lars Bo
European Youth Heart Study Team
Title The European Youth Heart Study—Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children: Rationale, Aims, Study Design, and Validation of Methods
Journal name Journal of Physical Activity and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-3080
1543-5474
Publication date 2005-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 115
End page 129
Total pages 15
Place of publication Champaign, IL, United States
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract Background: The aim of the European Youth Heart Study (EYHS) is to establish the nature, strength, and interactions between personal, environmental, and lifestyle influences on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in European children. Methods: The EYHS is an international study measuring CVD risk factors, and their associated influences, in children. Relationships between these independent factors and risk of disease will inform the design of CVD interventions in children. A minimum of 1000 boys and girls ages 9 and 15 y were recruited from four European countries—Denmark, Estonia, Norway, and Portugal. Variables measured included physical, biochemical, lifestyle, psychosocial, and sociodemographic data. Results: Of the 5664 children invited to participate, 4169 (74%) accepted. Response rates for most individual tests were moderate to high. All test protocols were well received by the children. Conclusions: EYHS protocols are valid, reliable, acceptable to children, and feasible for use in large, field-based studies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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