The contribution of active play to the physical activity of primary school children

JR Brockman, RP Jago, KR Fox

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    Abstract

    Abstract Objective To examine associations between active play and the physical activity of 10- to 11-year-old children. Method Cross-sectional study of 747, 10- tot11-year-olds, conducted between February 2008 and March 2009 in Bristol, UK. Mean minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and mean activity levels (counts per minute, CPM) were assessed by accelerometer. Frequency of active play was self-reported. Results Regression models indicated that frequent active play (5 or more days per week) was associated with mean daily activity levels (CPM) (girls: p = <0.01; boys: p =
    Translated title of the contributionThe contribution of active play to the physical activity of primary school children
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)144 - 147
    Number of pages4
    JournalPreventive Medicine
    Volume51
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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    Publisher: Elsevier

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