Physical activity, sedentary behavior and the risk of overweight and obesity in school-aged children

Show simple item record Keane, Eimear Li, Xia Harrington, Janas M. Fitzgerald, Anthony P. Perry, Ivan J. Kearney, Patricia M. 2018-04-04T08:26:19Z 2018-04-04T08:26:19Z 2017-08
dc.identifier.citation Keane, E., Li, X., Harrington, J. M., Fitzgerald, A. P., Perry, I. J. and Kearney, P. M. (2017) 'Physical activity, sedentary behavior and the risk of overweight and obesity in school-aged children', Pediatric Exercise Science, 29(3), pp. 408-418. doi:10.1123/pes.2016-0234 en
dc.identifier.volume 29 en
dc.identifier.issued 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 408 en
dc.identifier.endpage 418 en
dc.identifier.issn 0899-8493
dc.identifier.doi 10.1123/pes.2016-0234
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Globally, public health policies are targeting modifiable lifestyle behaviors. We explore the independent association of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior on the risk of childhood overweight/obesity. Method: 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 categorize 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. Results: 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 min each day) and 17.5% (95% CI, 14.9–20.1%) met ST recommendations (<2 hr 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. Conclusion: Few schoolchildren met physical activity and screen time recommendations suggesting population based measures are needed. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Human Kinetics, Inc. en
dc.rights © 2017, Human Kinetics, Inc. Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Pediatric Exercise Science, 29(3), pp. 408-418. en
dc.subject Child en
dc.subject Physical activity en
dc.subject Sedentary behaviour en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.subject Screen-time en
dc.subject Childhood obesity en
dc.subject Adolescents en
dc.subject Adiposity en
dc.subject Health en
dc.subject Youth en
dc.subject Associations en
dc.subject Metaanalysis en
dc.subject Accelerometers en
dc.subject Intensity en
dc.title Physical activity, sedentary behavior and the risk of overweight and obesity in school-aged children en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ivan Perry, Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Pediatric Exercise Science en
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