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Objectively measured physical activity in four-year-old British children: a cross-sectional analysis of activity patterns segmented across the day.

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BACKGROUND: Little is known about preschool-aged children's levels of physical activity (PA) over the course of the day. Using time-stamped data, we describe the levels and patterns of PA in a population-based sample of four-year-old British children. METHODS: Within the Southampton Women's Survey the PA levels of 593 4-year-old children (51% female) were measured using (Actiheart) accelerometry for up to 7 days. Three outcome measures: minutes spent sedentary (<20 cpm); in light (LPA: ≥20...

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10.1186/1479-5868-11-1

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Hesketh, KR More by this author
McMinn, AM More by this author
Ekelund, U More by this author
Collings, PJ More by this author
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Journal:
The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
1
Publication date:
2014
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EISSN:
1479-5868
ISSN:
1479-5868
URN:
uuid:b3f27b91-e4cf-4355-91bc-10dfb987a11b
Source identifiers:
448831
Local pid:
pubs:448831

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