22 Apr The Czech Republic Releases Their 2022 Report Card
On April 21, 2022, team Czech Republic published their 2022 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The grades have been audited by the AHKGA team and will be included in the Global Matrix 4.0! Please join us in congratulating Czech Republic’s report card team on their success!
- Czech Republic Report Card – Short Form (Czech), Long Form (Czech)
- Active Healthy Kids Czech Republic website: www.activehealthykids.cz
Below is a short summary of findings in English.
The corresponding grades for indicators included in the second edition of the Czech Republic’s Report Card are listed in Table below. In total, the grade B were assigned to 6 indicators (School = B+, Community and Environment = B, Organized Sport and Physical Activity: B–, Active Transportation: B–, Family and Peers: B–, Sleep: B–), the grade C to 3 indicators (Overall Physical Activity: C+, Active Play: C, Physical Literacy: C), the grade D to 2 indicators (Government: D+, Sedentary Behaviors: D). The grade for the “Physical Fitness” indicator could not be assigned due to a lack of data. The notable difference between boys and girls were found for the “Sedentary Behaviors” indicator (F vs. D+). The grade for the “Overall Physical Activity” (B– vs. C), “Organize Sport and Physical Activity” (B vs. C+), and “Family and Peers” indicator (B vs. C) differed between children and adolescents
Table. The grades for the indicators included in the 2022 report cards and grades differences between age and sex categories
|Overall Physical Activity||C+||B–||C||B–||C+|
|Organized Sport and Physical Activity||B–||B||C+||B||B–|
|Family and Peers||B–||B||C||B–||B–|
|Community and Environment||B||B||B–||B||B|
|INC – incomplete grade, NA – not assigned|
The grades for the second edition of the Czech Republic’s Report Card were assigned using data from multiple sources. Although slightly more than half of Czech children and adolescents met the current PA guideline, more than two-thirds reported excessive screen time. Most children and adolescents participate in organized sport and PA, take part in unorganized PA and active play in their free time, and actively commute to school. Sleep health and the level of physical literacy appear to be adequate in most children and adolescents. The analysis showed that the family, school and built environment offer opportunities for children and adolescents to be physically active. The grade for the “Sedentary Behaviors” indicator differs between boys and girls, whilst age-related differences were found for the “Overall Physical Activity”, “Organized Sport and Physical Activity”, and “Family and Peers” indicators. The absence of the topic of promoting physical activity in key government documents is concerning. The grade for the “Physical Fitness” indicator has not been assigned due to a lack of data.