Lifestyle in Kosovo


Lifestyle in Kosovo: lifestyle, fitness and cardiac disease risks in children and teenagers

The study aims to investigate the impact of environmental, lifestyle, social and cultural factors on fitness parameters and cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and adolescents aged 9 and 15 years of different sex, culture, and ethnicity. A special focus of this study was to analyze assoziations between physical activity, sedentary behavior and fitness with obesity and metabolic outcomes. In a representative sample of children, physical, anthropometric, biochemical, and lifestyle variables were assessed and compared for age, gender and urban and rural differences respectively. The selected age-group and research methodology allows integrating these data into the European data pool and comparing for regional specifics.

Studies have been published:

Duration: 2013 - 2015

Project management:
Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Wessner

Cooperation partner:
University of Prishtina, Faculty for Sport Science, Mother Teresa Str. 10000, Prishtina –Kosovo, Sport University Tirana, Rr. "Muhamet Gjollesha", 1000, Tirana - Albania

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Wessner,



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