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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Research Institutes > Research Institute in Healthcare Science > Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group > Sex, Ethnic and Socio-economic Differences in Children’s Physical Activity

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Title: Sex, Ethnic and Socio-economic Differences in Children’s Physical Activity
Authors: Woodfield, Lorayne
Duncan, Michael
Al-Nakeeb, Yahya
Nevill, Alan M.
Jenkins, Charles
Citation: Pediatric Exercise Science, 14(3): 277-285
Publisher: Human Kinetics Inc
Journal: Pediatric Exercise Science
Issue Date: 2002
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/33593
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.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Physical activity
Young people
Children
Gender
Ethnicity
Socioeconomics
Sex Factors
ISSN: 0899-8493
1543-2920
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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