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Examining physical activity and inactivity in 9-12 years old children.
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PMID:  21893470     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Information about children's daily physical activity in Eastern-Europe is essential because of the increasing prevalence in overweight and obesity. Sixty-three children (age=11.16 ± 1.10 years; 33 boys and 30 girls) from two public elementary schools had their physical activity objectively measured using uni-axial accelerometer every 5 seconds for five consecutive days (3 weekdays, 2 weekend days). After data cleaning, 10 children were excluded from database. There were no significant differences in boys' and girls' BMI (17.6±2.2 vs. 17.1±2.4) and BF% (18.0±5.2 vs. 19.4±5.0). Children engaged in more sedentary, light, moderate, and vigorous physical activity and had higher counts per minute during weekdays compared to weekend days. There were no sex differences in moderate to vigorous physical activity (87.6±22.4 vs. 93.5±20.6 min and 53.6±21.3 vs. 59.4±22.0 min) during weekday and weekend days. Data indicated that 96% of the girls and 92% of the boys met the international physical activity guideline for children of 60 minutes of MVPA, on weekdays.
Martina Uvacsek; M Tóth; N D Ridgers
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta physiologica Hungarica     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0231-424X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Physiol Hung     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309201     Medline TA:  Acta Physiol Hung     Country:  Hungary    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Semmelweis University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Budapest Hungary Semmelweis University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Alkotás u. 44 1123 Budapest Hungary.
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