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Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and the Risk of Overweight and Obesity in School-Aged Children

Overview of attention for article published in Pediatric Exercise Science, August 2017
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

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Title
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and the Risk of Overweight and Obesity in School-Aged Children
Published in
Pediatric Exercise Science, August 2017
DOI 10.1123/pes.2016-0234
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eimear Keane, Xia Li, Janas M. Harrington, Anthony P. Fitzgerald, Ivan J. Perry, Patricia M. Kearney

Abstract

Globally, public health policies are targeting modifiable lifestyle behaviours. We explore the independent association of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behaviour on the risk of childhood overweight/obesity. A cross-sectional survey of children aged 8-11 years (N=826). Objective body mass index was used to classify children as normal weight or overweight/obese. Children wore wrist-worn Geneactiv accelerometers for 7-days and thresholds were applied to categorise MVPA and sedentary time. Screen time (ST) was parent reported. Poisson regression examined the independent association of (1) MVPA, (2) objective sedentary time and (3) ST on the risk of overweight/obesity. Overall, 23.7% (95% CI, 20.8-26.6%) of children were overweight/obese. On average, children spent 10.8% of waking time at MVPA and 61.3% sedentary. One-fifth (22.1%, 95% CI, 19.3-25.0%) of children achieved MVPA recommendations (≥60 minutes each day) and 17.5% (95% CI, 14.9-20.1%) met ST recommendations (<2 hours per day). Time spent at MVPA was inversely associated with the risk of overweight/obese independent of total sedentary time. Total time spent sedentary was not associated with overweight/obese independent of MVPA. ST was associated with an increased risk of overweight/obese independent of physical activity. Few schoolchildren met physical activity and screen time recommendations suggesting population based measures are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Finland 1 <1%
Unknown 142 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 16%
Student > Master 21 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 5%
Other 25 17%
Unknown 43 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 31 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 13%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Psychology 4 3%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 45 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 09 March 2019.
All research outputs
#3,075,085
of 17,364,317 outputs
Outputs from Pediatric Exercise Science
#66
of 382 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#64,901
of 273,874 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pediatric Exercise Science
#3
of 9 outputs
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