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Predictors of segmented school day physical activity and sedentary time in children from a northwest England low-income community

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Show simple item record Taylor, Sarah L. Curry, Whitney B. Knowles, Zoe R. Noonan, Robert J. McGrane, Bronagh Fairclough, Stuart J. 2018-01-18T15:34:07Z 2018-01-18T15:34:07Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Schools have been identified as important settings for health promotion through physical activity participation, particularly as children are insufficiently active for health. The aim of this study was to investigate the child and school-level influences on children0s physical activity levels and sedentary time during school hours in a sample of children from a low-income community; Methods: One hundred and eighty-six children (110 boys) aged 9–10 years wore accelerometers for 7 days, with 169 meeting the inclusion criteria of 16 h day􀀀1 for a minimum of three week days. Multilevel prediction models were constructed to identify significant predictors of sedentary time, light, and moderate to vigorous physical activity during school hour segments. Child-level predictors (sex, weight status, maturity offset, cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity self-efficacy, physical activity enjoyment) and school-level predictors (number on roll, playground area, provision score) were entered into the models; Results: Maturity offset, fitness, weight status, waist circumference-to-height ratio, sedentary time, moderate to vigorous physical activity, number of children on roll and playground area significantly predicted physical activity and sedentary time; Conclusions: Research should move towards considering context-specific physical activity and its correlates to better inform intervention strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health;14, 534
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject schools en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject accelerometer en_US
dc.title Predictors of segmented school day physical activity and sedentary time in children from a northwest England low-income community en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/ijerph14050534
dc.contributor.sponsor West Lancashire School Sport Partnership en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor West Lancashire Community Leisure Trust en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Edge Hill University en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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