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dc.contributor.authorVan Sluijs, Estheren
dc.contributor.authorSkidmore, Paula MLen
dc.contributor.authorMwanza, Kimen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Andyen
dc.contributor.authorCallaghan, Alison Men
dc.contributor.authorEkelund, Ulfen
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Floen
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorPanter, Jennaen
dc.contributor.authorWareham, Nicholasen
dc.contributor.authorCassidy, Aedinen
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Simonen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-16T16:24:03Z
dc.date.available2011-06-16T16:24:03Z
dc.date.issued2008-11-14en
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/237939
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background The SPEEDY study was set up to quantify levels of physical activity (PA) and dietary habits and the association with potential correlates in 9–10 year old British school children. We present here the analyses of the PA, dietary and anthropometry data. Methods In a cross-sectional study of 2064 children (926 boys, 1138 girls) in Norfolk, England, we collected anthropometry data at school using standardised procedures. Body mass index (BMI) was used to define obesity status. PA was assessed with the Actigraph accelerometer over 7 days. A cut-off of ≥ 2000 activity counts was used to define minutes of moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA). Dietary habits were assessed using the Health Behaviour in School Children food questionnaire. Weight status was defined using published international cut-offs (Cole, 2000). Differences between groups were assessed using independent t-tests for continuous data and chi-squared tests for categorical data. Results Valid PA data (>500 minutes per day on ≥ 3 days) was available for 1888 children. Mean (± SD) activity counts per minute among boys and girls were 716.5 ± 220.2 and 635.6 ± 210.6, respectively (p < 0.001). Boys spent an average of 84.1 ± 25.9 minutes in MVPA per day compared to 66.1 ± 20.8 among girls (p < 0.001), with an average of 69.1% of children accumulating 60 minutes each day. The proportion of children classified as overweight and obese was 15.0% and 4.1% for boys and 19.3% and 6.6% for girls, respectively (p = 0.001). Daily consumption of at least one portion of fruit and of vegetables was 56.8% and 49.9% respectively, with higher daily consumption in girls than boys and in children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds. Conclusion Results indicate that almost 70% of children meet national PA guidelines, indicating that a prevention of decline, rather than increasing physical activity levels, might be an appropriate intervention target. Promotion of daily fruit and vegetable intake in this age group is also warranted, possibly focussing on children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoen
dc.titlePhysical activity and dietary behaviour in a population-based sample of British 10-year old children: the SPEEDY study (Sport, Physical activity and Eating behaviour: Environmental Determinants in Young people)en
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2011-06-16T16:24:03Z
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dc.rights.holdervan Sluijs et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
prism.publicationDate2008en
dcterms.dateAccepted2008-11-14en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2008-11-14en
dc.contributor.orcidVan Sluijs, Esther [0000-0001-9141-9082]
dc.contributor.orcidPanter, Jenna [0000-0001-8870-718X]
dc.contributor.orcidWareham, Nicholas [0000-0003-1422-2993]
dc.contributor.orcidGriffin, Simon [0000-0002-2157-4797]
dc.identifier.eissn1471-2458
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idESRC (ES/G007462/1)
pubs.funder-project-idMedical Research Council (G0501294)
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MC_UU_12015/1)
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MC_UU_12015/4)
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MC_UU_12015/3)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (087636/Z/08/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idMedical Research Council (MC_U106179471)
pubs.funder-project-idMedical Research Council (MC_U106179474)


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