1. To figure out the current situation and the developing trend of students' physical health in China, and to provide a scientific basis for the formulation and implementation of school physical education. 2. To promote the implementation of Notice of the General Office of the State Council on issuing several opinions on the further strengthening of school physical education issued by the Ministry of Education and Other Departments (No.53 [2012] of the General Office of the State Council) and the related supporting documents and improve Physical fitness and health level of adolescents 3. To help complete the Implementation Effect Assessment on National Fitness Program (2011-2015) and help to develop the new cycle of National Fitness Program.

  • General Information of Study
    • Overview
      Name Chinese National Survey on Students Constitution and Health (CNSSCH)
      Project Number CCC2017051701
      Website None
      Investigators
      MA Jun
      Institutions National Students Physical Health Monitoring Center
      Contacts
      ZOU Zhiyong
      Funding Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China in 1985,1990,1995,2000,2005,2010,2014
      Objectives 1. To figure out the current situation and the developing trend of students' physical health in China, and to provide a scientific basis for the formulation and implementation of school physical education.
      2. To promote the implementation of Notice of the General Office of the State Council on issuing several opinions on the further strengthening of school physical education issued by the Ministry of Education and Other Departments (No.53 [2012] of the General Office of the State Council) and the related supporting documents and improve Physical fitness and health level of adolescents
      3. To help complete the Implementation Effect Assessment on National Fitness Program (2011-2015) and help to develop the new cycle of National Fitness Program.

      Start Date 1985
      End Date 2014,every five years
    • Study Design
      Number of Participants 340,000
      Age Range 6-22 years old
      Geographic Distribution 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China
      General Information of Study Design and Sample Methods The method of stratified random cluster sampling and the sampling principle used since the establishment of the 1985-year national students’ Physique and Health Investigation system were used in the survey to determine the survey sample. Three parts of the good, medium and poor cities were chosen in all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. In these cities, selecting schools, stratifying grades and finally choosing classes, class as a random sampling were chosen to compose the sample. Research areas and research schools have remained basically consistent with previous surveys. In the process of cluster sampling, the number of classes available was limited to the minimum sample size.
      Inclusion Criteria None
      Exclusion Criteria None
    • Other Information
      Key Achievements Every 5 years, a national students’ physique and health research report is issued and officially published, and is documented within National Physical Fitness Monitoring Report.
      Marker Papers Published more than 100 Chinese and English papers
      Strength 1.the survey covered 31 provinces and autonomous regions. With the large number of sample, the survey could be regarded as a good representation.
      2. Unified organization of provincial medical team, unified detection method and unified instrument in each province and municipality ensured the data was reliable. Therefore, it could be taken as an important source of data for national children and adolescent health.
      Weakness Cross-sectional survey, no follow-up data