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Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Joonkoo Yun, Jooyeon Jin, Jeffrey A. McCubbin and Robert W. Motl

People experiencing disability 1 compose a large proportion of the world’s population. Nearly 19% of the population in the United States, or about 57 million people, report living with a disability ( Brault, 2012 ). People living with disability experience health disparities ( Krahn & Fox, 2014

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Lori A. Gano-Overway

, Bladek, Forsythe, Hamel, & McChesney, 2018; Tinius, Ringenberg, & Maples, 2018, this issue) as well as disparities and differences that affect the health, livelihood, and well-being of women (e.g., see Kane & LaVoi, 2018, this issue). Further, many of the same issues that were apparent when the journal

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Claire-Marie Roberts and Jacky Forsyth

showcase of current research on female-specific health and medical issues and opportunities arising from women’s participation in sport and exercise. Aside from these common themes, the conference sought to kickstart a redressing of the gender disparity of participants in sport and exercise science

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Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Kara D. Denstel, Kim Beals, Jordan Carlson, Scott E. Crouter, Thomas L. McKenzie, Russell R. Pate, Susan B. Sisson, Amanda E. Staiano, Heidi Stanish, Dianne S. Ward, Melicia Whitt-Glover and Carly Wright

Report). 1 Approximately 37% of 6-12 year old children reported playing a team sport (organized or unorganized) on a regular basis (State of Play 2017 Report). 1 There is a significant socioeconomic disparity in sport participation: approximately 12% of children from high-income households (≥$100

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Maureen R. Weiss

groundbreaking work in this area. The first three articles in this section specifically address physical activity trends, disparities, and interventions for African American and Latino children and youth, two populations that show lower levels and steeper declines in physical activity over the childhood years

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Shannon S. C. Herrick and Lindsay R. Duncan

explore the intersection of gender, sport, and aggression among participants in a recreational boxing program developed for cis- and transgender women survivors of violence. VanKim et al 48 investigated weight and disparities in weight-related behavior among transgender students and found that compared

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Xiaoxia Zhang, Xiangli Gu, Tao Zhang, Priscila Caçola and Jing Wang

’s fitness and fatness in terms of ethnicity, which may inform the design of interventions to address ethnic disparity in fitness promotion and obesity prevention in early childhood. According to the most recent national recommendation for movement behaviors, school-aged children should accumulate at least

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Michael C. Harding, Quinn D. Bott and Christopher E. Jonas

-use developments. This creates lower cost housing in suburban areas that promotes an influx of individuals of lower socioeconomic status. 5 This tends to exacerbate the health disparities experienced by minorities and immigrants. 5 The myriad of well-documented health benefits of physical activity, such as

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Sarah Barnes

relation to collective understandings of the nature of sleep and sleep problems. This work joins other recent accounts that interrogate the intersections of sport, science, and technology as they intersect with social formations and social disparities (see Sterling & McDonald, 2019 ). Tensions around

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Deborah A. Cohen, Bing Han, Sujeong Park, Stephanie Williamson and Kathryn P. Derose

, 2013 ) Along with disparities in access, there are also disparities in park use: Parks are used more by younger than by older groups and more by males than females ( Cohen et al., 2016 ; Evenson, Jones, Holliday, Cohen, & McKenzie, 2016 ). Another barrier to physical activity as people age is the