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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > Research Institutes > Research Institute in Healthcare Science > Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group > Differences in Physical Activity Levels Between White and South Asian Children in the United Kingdom

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Title: Differences in Physical Activity Levels Between White and South Asian Children in the United Kingdom
Authors: Duncan, Michael
Woodfield, Lorayne
Al-Nakeeb, Yahya
Nevill, Alan M.
Citation: Pediatric Exercise Science, 20(3), 285-291
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Journal: Pediatric Exercise Science
Issue Date: 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/35473
Additional Links: http://www.humankinetics.com/pes/viewarticle.cfm?jid=XKn4L7KLXBd6R32KXDr2T8R8XCj6LGbAXUg2FR66XXh&aid=16086&site=XKn4L7KLXBd6R32KXDr2T8R8XCj6LGbAXUg2FR66XXh
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare physical activity levels between white and South Asian children in the UK. The data were obtained from 606, 11–14 year old schoolchildren (397 white; 209 Asian). Physical activity was assessed using the ‘four by one day’ recall questionnaire from which the time spent in moderate and vigorous physical activity was calculated. Boys were significantly more active than girls (p = .0001), and white children reported significantly greater physical activity than south Asian children (p = .001). Mean ± SD of time spent in moderate and vigorous activity was 90.2 ± 65.4 mins and 68.2 ± 49.3 mins for white and south Asian children and 103.5 ± 63.4 mins and 65.6 ± 53.5 mins for boys and girls respectively. These findings indicate that south Asian children are significantly less active than their white peers and there may be a need for specific interventions to target South Asian children particularly.
Type: Article
Language: en
ISSN: 1543-2920
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group
Exercise and Health
Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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