Independent mobility in relation to weekday and weekend physical activity in children aged 10-11 years: The PEACH project

A.S Page, A.R Cooper, P.J Griew, L.H Davis, M Hillsdon

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    Abstract

    Background Children's independent mobility has fallen in recent years and may in part explain reported declines in physical activity in young people. This cross-sectional study investigated whether independent mobility in boys and girls was related to objectively measured physical activity. Methods Thirteen hundred and seven 10-11 year old boys and girls from 23 schools in a large UK city took part. Measures included objectively recorded physical activity (accelerometer (Actigraph GT1M)), height (m) and weight (kg), a newly developed scale for local (Local-IM) and area independent mobility (Area-IM), minutes of daylight after school, level of neighbourhood deprivation and pubertal status. Results Boys had greater Local-IM, Area-IM and physical activity (average weekday and weekend counts per minute) compared to girls. In linear regression analyses (adjusting for minutes of daylight after school, neighbourhood deprivation, pubertal status and body mass index) higher scores for Local-IM and Area-IM were significantly (p
    Translated title of the contributionIndependent mobility in relation to weekday and weekend physical activity in children aged 10-11 years: The PEACH project
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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