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A comparison of cardiorespiratory fitness and body mass index between rural and urban youth: findings from the East of England Healthy Hearts Study.
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PMID:  21410596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of the present study was to determine if there were differences in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and body mass index (BMI) in rural versus urban youth. We measured BMI in 6628 10.0-15.9 year olds and classified them as either normal weight, overweight or obese. CRF was assessed by 20 m shuttle-run test and classified as unfit, fit or highly fit. Rural or urban dwelling was calculated from postcodes. There were no differences in frequency of BMI categories or CRF between rural and urban children (<13 years). BMI categories also did not differ between rural and urban adolescents (>13 years), but rural adolescents were less likely to be: fit (OR = .80; 95%Cl .67-.96) or highly fit (OR = .69; 95%Cl 55-.86) independent of their age, sex, race or level of deprivation. Whilst there were no differences evident in children <13 years, rural adolescents were significantly less likely to meet criterion-based cut-points for CRF. Research to elucidate why such differences exist is warranted.
Grh Sandercock; A Ogunleye; C Voss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2011 Japan Pediatric Society.
Centre for Sports and Exercise Science. Department of Biological Sciences. University of Essex. Colchester, UK. C043SQ.
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