2016 Grade: D


Percentage of parents who are physically active with their children.

Percentage of family members who facilitate physical activity and sport opportunities for their children.

Percentage of parents who meet the physical activity guidelines for adults.

Key Findings
  • 37% of 7- to 12-year-olds and 23% of 13- to 19-year-olds reported that they participated in physical activity together with their family at least once per week.
  • 17.3% of fathers and 15.1% of mothers of adolescents aged 13-19 years reported exercise habits of ≥ 3 times per week.

  • Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Healthy Exercise for All Campaign - Physical Fitness Test for the Community. Published February 2013. Accessed 12 June 2018.
  • Yeung DCS, Yuan X, Hui SSC, et al. Determinants of moderate to vigorous physical activity and obesity in children: a structural equation modeling analysis. World J Pediatr. 2016;12(2):170-176.