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Children's after-school activity : associations with weight status and family circumstance

Hesketh, Kylie, Graham, Melissa and Waters, Elizabeth 2008, Children's after-school activity : associations with weight status and family circumstance, Pediatric exercise science, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 84-94.

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Title Children's after-school activity : associations with weight status and family circumstance
Author(s) Hesketh, Kylie
Graham, Melissa
Waters, Elizabeth
Journal name Pediatric exercise science
Volume number 20
Issue number 1
Start page 84
End page 94
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2008-02
ISSN 0899-8493
1543-2920
Keyword(s) physical education & training
body mass index
after school programs
diaries
Summary This study investigated children's after-school activity and associations with body mass index (BMI) and family circumstance. One thousand two hundred thirty-four parents and 854 children (age 8-13 years) completed activity diaries for the 2 hours after school. Parents reported children as more active than children reported themselves. Boys were reported to be more active than girls. Activity levels were generally not associated with BMI or family circumstance with the exception of cultural background. Parent-reported mean child METs were higher for mothers born in Australia (3.3 vs. 3.0; p = .02). Child-reported mean METs were higher for fathers born in Australia (2.9 vs. 2.6; p = .04) and where English was their main language (2.9 vs. 2.3, p = .003).
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Language eng
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Human Kinetics, Inc.
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