School-level correlates of physical activity intensity in 10-year-old children

Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Natalia R. Jones, Andrew P. Jones, Stephen J. Sharp, Flo Harrison, Simon J. Griffin

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Purpose. Little is known about school environmental factors that promote or inhibit activity, especially from studies using objective measures in large representative samples. We therefore aimed to study associations between activity intensities and physical and social school environmental factors. Methods. A population-based sample of 1 908 British children (SPEEDY study), mean age 10.3 years (Standard deviation [SD]: 0.3), recruited from 92 schools across Norfolk, UK, with valid activity data (assessed with Actigraph accelerometers). Outcome measures were school-based (8 am4 pm on weekdays) time (in minutes) spent in sedentary (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e574-e581
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Obesity
Issue numberSup. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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