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Physical Activity Program for American Indian Children in Oklahoma


Principal Investigator
June Eichner
june-eichner@ouhsc.edu
William E Moore
william-moore@ouhsc.edu

Project Identifier
Core Project (1998-2004)

Funding Source
PRC Program

Project Status
Not active


Host Institution
University of Oklahoma (previous center): Prevention Research Center

Health Topics
Nutrition & physical activity for youth | School health
Description
Researchers and their community partners developed the Healthy Indian Kids Exercise Study for students aged 5 to 20 years who attend the Anadarko public school system and the Riverside Indian School. The program helps students make physical activity part of every day by allowing students to walk, jog, or run about three miles during school hours. In addition to physical activity, researchers measure the students’ blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels, weight, and body mass before and after participation in the study. Preliminary results showed that students in the exercise program made significant improvements in all these measures. The results have been shared with the scientific community at an annual conference, and locally with the lay community.
 
Research Setting
School or school district | Tribal nation or area
 
 
Race or Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native
 
 
Gender
No specific focus
 
 
Age Group
Children (4-11 years) | Adolescents (12-19 years) | Adults (20-49 years)
 
 
 
 
 
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