Early life determinants of physical activity in 11 to 12 year olds: cohort study

C Mattocks, K Deere, S Leary, A Ness, K Tilling, S N Blair, C Riddoch

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Abstract

Objective To examine factors in early life (up to age 5 years) that are associated with objectively measured physical activity in 11-12 year olds. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting Avon longitudinal study of parents and children, United Kingdom. Participants Children aged 11-12 years from the Avon longitudinal study of parents and children. Main outcome measure Physical activity levels in counts per minute (cpm) and minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity for seven days measured with a uniaxial actigraph accelerometer. Results Valid actigraph data, defined as at least three days of physical activity for at least 10 hours a day, were collected from 5451 children. Several factors were associated with physical activity at ages 11-12 years. Regression coefficients are compared with the baseline of "none" for categorical variables: maternal brisk walking during pregnancy (regression coefficient 5.0, 95% confidence interval -8.5 to 18.5; cpm for
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Volume336
Issue number7634
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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