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Physical activity is low in obese New Zealand children and adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, February 2017
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Title
Physical activity is low in obese New Zealand children and adolescents
Published in
Scientific Reports, February 2017
DOI 10.1038/srep41822
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Authors

Yvonne C. Anderson, Lisa E. Wynter, Cameron C. Grant, Joanna M. Stewart, Tami L. Cave, Cervantée E. K. Wild, José G. B. Derraik, Wayne S. Cutfield, Paul L. Hofman

Abstract

We aimed to describe physical activity and sedentary behaviour of obese children and adolescents in Taranaki, New Zealand, and to determine how these differ in Māori (indigenous) versus non-indigenous children. Participants (n = 239; 45% Māori, 45% New Zealand European [NZE], 10% other ethnicities) aged 4.8-16.8 years enrolled in a community-based obesity programme from January 2012 to August 2014 who had a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 98(th) percentile (n = 233) or >91(st)-98(th) percentile with weight-related comorbidities (n = 6) were assessed. Baseline activity levels were assessed using the children's physical activity questionnaire (C-PAQ), a fitness test, and ≥3 days of accelerometer wear. Average BMI standard deviation score was 3.09 (SD = 0.60, range 1.52-5.34 SDS). Reported median daily activity was 80 minutes (IQR = 88). Although 44% of the cohort met the national recommended screen time of <2 hours per day, the mean screen time was longer at 165 minutes (SD = 135). Accelerometer data (n = 130) showed low physical activity time (median 34 minutes [IQR = 29]). Only 18.5% of the total cohort met national recommended physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes per day. There were minimal ethnic differences. In conclusion, obese children/adolescents in this cohort had low levels of physical activity. The vast majority are not meeting national physical activity recommendations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 88 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 20%
Student > Master 12 14%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 18 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 18%
Sports and Recreations 16 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 13%
Social Sciences 6 7%
Psychology 5 6%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 21 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. 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 August 2017.
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