Noomi Katz, PhD, OTR, Naomi Weintraub, PhD, OT, Sharon Cermak, ScD, OTR, FAOTA, Shani Raz-Silbiger, MSc, OT, Shoshana Steinhart, MSc, OT, Nirit Lifshitz, PhD, OT; Gender Differences in Physical Fitness and Obesity Between Children With and Without Developmental Coordination Disorder. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911515071p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO2115.
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Date Presented 4/16/2015
The association among physical fitness, obesity, and gender in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and typical children was studied. Findings show that children with DCD are less physically fit and more overweight. Girls weighed more and had a significantly higher percentage of body fat than boys. Further studies are essential.
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