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levels and sociodemographic correlates of accelerometer-based physical activity in Irish children: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (1978), January 2017
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Title
levels and sociodemographic correlates of accelerometer-based physical activity in Irish children: a cross-sectional study
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Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (1978), January 2017
DOI 10.1136/jech-2016-207691
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Xia Li, Patricia M Kearney, Eimear Keane, Janas M Harrington, Anthony P Fitzgerald

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore levels and sociodemographic correlates of physical activity (PA) over 1 week using accelerometer data. Accelerometer data was collected over 1 week from 1075 8-11-year-old children in the cross-sectional Cork Children's Lifestyle Study. Threshold values were used to categorise activity intensity as sedentary, light, moderate or vigorous. Questionnaires collected data on demographic factors. Smoothed curves were used to display minute by minute variations. Binomial regression was used to identify factors correlated with the probability of meeting WHO 60 min moderate to vigorous PA guidelines. Overall, 830 children (mean (SD) age: 9.9(0.7) years, 56.3% boys) were included. From the binomial multiple regression analysis, boys were found more likely to meet guidelines (probability ratio 1.17, 95% CI 1.06 to 1.28) than girls. Older children were less likely to meet guidelines than younger children (probability ratio 0.91, CI 0.87 to 0.95). Normal weight children were more likely than overweight and obese children to meet guidelines (probability ratio 1.25, CI 1.16 to 1.34). Children in urban areas were more likely to meet guidelines than those in rural areas (probability ratio 1.19, CI 1.07 to 1.33). Longer daylight length days were associated with greater probability of meeting guidelines compared to shorter daylight length days. PA levels differed by individual factors including age, gender and weight status as well as by environmental factors including residence and daylight length. Less than one-quarter of children (26.8% boys, 16.2% girls) meet guidelines. Effective intervention policies are urgently needed to increase PA.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 60 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Student > Master 8 13%
Researcher 5 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 5%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 21 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 11 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Psychology 2 3%
Other 10 17%
Unknown 23 38%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 February 2017.
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#14,921,509
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Outputs from Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (1978)
#1,508
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#216,815
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (1978)
#11
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