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Objectively measured physical activity levels of children and adolescents in rural South Africa : high volume of physical activity at low intensity

Craig, Eva and Bland, Ruth and Reilly, John J. (2013) Objectively measured physical activity levels of children and adolescents in rural South Africa : high volume of physical activity at low intensity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 38 (1). pp. 81-84. ISSN 1715-5312

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Abstract

There is limited evidence on objectively measured physical activity from Africa. This study quantified physical activity by accelerometry in rural South African children at ages 7, 11, and 15 years. Total physical activity was generally high (mean accelerometer counts per minute ranged 485–1017 across the 3 groups), but moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity was low: <1% of the sample met international recommendations. A low intensity, high volume of physical activity is present in rural South African children and adolescents.

Item type: Article
ID code: 42014
Keywords: activity levels, physcial activity, child activity, Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Physiology, Physiology (medical), Nutrition and Dietetics
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2012 11:06
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 10:41
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/42014

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