versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611
CASTRO-PINERO, J. et al. Percentile values for aerobic performance running/walking field tests in children aged 6 to 17 years: influence of weight status. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp.572-578. ISSN 0212-1611.
The aim of this study was to provide percentiles values for four different aerobic performance tests in 2752 (1,261 girls) Spanish children aged 6 to 17.9 years. Aerobic performance was assessed by the shuttle run test (20mSRT), 1-mile, 1/2-mile and 1/4-mile run/walk tests. Height and weight were measured, and body mass index was calculated. Boys had significantly better score than girls in the studied tests in all age groups, except in 1/4-mile test in 6-7 year old children. Underweight children had similar performance than their normalweight counterparts, and underweight boys had better performance than their obese counterparts. Overweight and obese children had lower performance than their normalweight counterparts. Having percentile values of the most used field tests to measure aerobic performance in youth may help to identify children and adolescents at risk for the major chronic diseases, as well as to evaluate the effects of alternative interventions.
Palabras clave : Fitness; 20m shuttle run test; 1-mile; ½ -mile; ¼ -mile; Children.