Examining physical activity among 5- to 6- and 10- to 12-year-old children: The children's leisure activities study

Telford, Amanda, Salmon, Jo, Timperio, Anna and Crawford, David 2005, Examining physical activity among 5- to 6- and 10- to 12-year-old children: The children's leisure activities study, Pediatric exercise science, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 266-280.

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Title Examining physical activity among 5- to 6- and 10- to 12-year-old children: The children's leisure activities study
Author(s) Telford, Amanda
Salmon, Jo
Timperio, Anna
Crawford, David
Journal name Pediatric exercise science
Volume number 17
Issue number 3
Start page 266
End page 280
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Place of publication Champaign, IL
Publication date 2005-08
ISSN 0899-8493
1543-2920
Summary The aim of this study was to describe the type, frequency, duration, and intensity of children's physical activity and to examine differences by sex, age, and socioeconomic status. Participants consisted of 5- to 6-year-old (n = 291) and 10- to 12-year-old (n = 919) children and their parents who were taking part in the Children's Leisure Activities Study (CLASS). Parents completed proxy questionnaires about their child's activities, and all children wore an accelerometer for 8 days. Accelerometry data showed that younger children accumulated approximately 4 hrs of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) per day, and older children accumulated approximately 2 hrs per day. Fewer than three-quarters of 10- to 12-year-old boys and less than half of 10- to 12-year-old girls recorded 120 min of MVPA per day. Significant differences in the number of activities, as well as the type and frequency of activities performed, were observed by age and sex. The findings indicate that physical activities that appeal to older girls, such as lifestyle-type noncompetitive activities, should be considered in the development of physical activity promotion strategies.
Language eng
Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Human Kinetics, Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008824

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