Funding for this research was provided by:
Global Asia Institute of the National University of Singapore (NIHA-2011-1-007)
Received: 21 August 2019
Accepted: 12 December 2019
First Online: 27 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The whole Asia Fit Study project was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by an institutional review board in the hosting country, Hong Kong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong [CRE-2010.091]). Thereafter, the study was also approved by each of local institutional review boards from the remaining participating countries, which included those from the Tohoku Gakuin University (Tokyo), Shanghai University of Sport (Shanghai), Taoyuan General Hospital (Taipei), Mahidol University (Bangkok), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Kyung Hee University (Seoul), and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Written informed consent was obtained from each participant’s parent or legal guardian, after they were provided a complete written explanation of the study including its aims, protocol, and possible occurrence of discomfort and risks. The participants were made aware of their right to withdraw consent for study-participation at any time, without prejudice.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.