|Title: ||Sex, Ethnic and Socio-economic Differences in Children’s Physical Activity|
|Citation: ||Pediatric Exercise Science, 14(3): 277-285|
|Publisher: ||Human Kinetics Inc|
|Journal: ||Pediatric Exercise Science|
|Issue Date: ||2002 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.humankinetics.com/pes/toc.cfm?jid=b677xBLgm463xdv6r287fhput234aGV4b464xhD4e374td&iss=801&site=b677xBLgm463xdv6r287fhput234aGV4b464xhD4e374td|
|Abstract: ||The present study examines the relationship of sex, ethnicity, and socio-economic
status to physical activity levels of young people. Participants were 301 males and females (12.9 – 0.81 years). Physical activity was measured using the four by one-day physical activity recall questionnaire. ANOVA revealed
that high socio-economic status children reported greater average daily energy expenditure levels than low socio-economic status children (p < .01).
The daily energy expenditure of white-Caucasian children was significantly higher than black or Asian children. White boys were significantly more active than white girls, but no such sex differences were observed among black
and Asian children. Although activity was always greater at weekends, a decline in activity by school year was observed on Saturdays and Sundays but with no such decline observed on weekdays.|
|Keywords: ||Physical activity|
|Appears in Collections: ||Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group|
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance
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