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Correlates of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary time in children: a cross-sectional study (The European Youth Heart Study).

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Source
BMC Public Health. 2009;9:322
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Nilsson Andreas
Andersen Lars Bo
Ommundsen Yngvar
Froberg Karsten
Sardinha Luis B
Piehl-Aulin Karin
Ekelund Ulf
Author Affiliation
School of Health and Medical Sciences, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden. andreas.nilsson@oru.se
Source
BMC Public Health. 2009;9:322
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Identifying leisure time activities performed before and after school that influence time in physical activity (PA) and/or time spent sedentary can provide useful information when designing interventions aimed to promote an active lifestyle in young people. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between mode of transportation to school, outdoor play after school, participation in exercise in clubs, and TV viewing with objectively assessed PA and sedentary behaviour in children. METHODS: A total of 1327 nine- and 15-year-old children from three European countries (Norway, Estonia, Portugal) participated as part of the European Youth Heart Study. PA was measured during two weekdays and two weekend days using the MTI accelerometer, and average percent of time in moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) and time spent sedentary were derived. Potential correlates were assessed by self-report. Independent associations between self-reported correlates with percent time in MVPA and percent time sedentary were analysed by general linear models, adjusted by age, gender, country, measurement period, monitored days and parental socio-economic status. RESULTS: In 9-year-olds, playing outdoors after school was associated with higher percent time in MVPA (P
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