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Table 6.3 Proportions of children meeting the physical activity recommendations a (excluding activity at school), 1998, 2003, 2008, 2009, by age and sex

Aged 2-15
1998, 2003, 2008, 2009

Proportion meeting recommendations

Age

Total

2-4

5-7

8-10

11-12

13-15

%

%

%

%

%

%

Boys

1998

66

77

77

70

67

72

2003

77

75

77

78

68

74

2008

76

74

76

73

62

72

2009

67

67

76

74

61

69

Girls

1998

69

68

64

57

36

59

2003

70

75

75

57

41

63

2008

64

67

60

57

33

56

2009

68

66

72

53

31

60

All Children

1998

68

73

71

64

52

65

2003

73

75

76

67

55

69

2008

71

70

68

65

48

64

2009

68

67

74

64

47

65

Bases (weighted):

Boys 1998

219

241

238

159

230

1088

Boys 2003

278

309

312

252

327

1478

Boys 2008

170

156

165

121

164

776

Boys 2009

240

286

252

153

211

1142

Girls 1998

206

228

225

152

222

1032

Girls 2003

275

321

290

235

303

1424

Girls 2008

142

143

156

118

162

721

Girls 2009

236

260

265

140

194

1095

All children 1998

425

469

463

312

452

2120

All children 2003

553

629

603

487

630

2903

All children 2008

312

298

321

240

326

1497

All children 2009

477

545

518

293

404

2237

Bases (unweighted):

Boys 1998

419

422

420

286

425

1972

Boys 2003

298

308

289

220

313

1428

Boys 2008

170

148

159

114

159

750

Boys 2009

227

251

241

178

245

1142

Girls 1998

395

390

410

261

425

1881

Girls 2003

289

321

297

233

304

1444

Girls 2008

151

135

147

133

171

737

Girls 2009

258

210

233

155

229

1085

All children 1998

814

812

830

547

850

3853

All children 2003

587

629

586

453

617

2872

All children 2008

321

283

306

247

330

1487

All children 2009

485

461

474

333

474

2227

a At least 60 minutes of activity on all 7 days in previous week, not including activities at school