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Table 5 Distribution (N, %) of Children with New-Onset Asthma/or Wheezing and All Children According to PA

From: Childhood asthma and physical activity: a systematic review with meta-analysis and Graphic Appraisal Tool for Epidemiology assessment

First author, publication year PA-exposure levels New-onset asthma outcome New-onset asthma, N (%) All children N (%)
Vogelberg et al., 2007 [52] Low PA if sport freq ≤ once/wk
High PA (rfgr) if sport freq ≥ two times/wk
Wheezing Low PA: 199 (60.5)
High PA: 130 (39.5)
Low PA: 1,470 (51.4)
High PA: 1,388 (48.6)
Sherriff et al., 2009 [45] Low PA if TV viewing
≥1 hr/day
High PA (rfgr) if TV viewing = none or <1 hr/day
Asthma Low PA: 61 (78.2)
High PA: 17 (21.8)
Low PA: 1,100 (68.8)
High PA: 499 (31.2)
Islam et al., 2009 [51] Low PA if number of team sports = none
High PA (rfgr) if number of team sports ≥1
Asthma Low PA: 57 (40.1)
High PA: 85 (59.9)
Low PA: 648 (41.0)
High PA: 932 (59.0)
  1. Details regarding data from the meta-analyzed studies
  2. Freq Frequency, Hr/hrs Hour/hours, N Number, PA Physical activity, Rfgr Reference group, Wk Week