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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 6.9 Children's summary physical activity levels a (including activity at school), 2008/2009 combined, by body mass index status b and sex

Aged 2-15
2008/2009 combined

Summary activity levels a

Body Mass Index (kg/m 2) b

Healthy weight

Overweight

Obese

%

%

%

Boys

Meets recommendations

77

76

77

Some activity

15

16

13

Low activity

8

8

11

Girls

Meets recommendations

68

71

65

Some activity

19

19

21

Low activity

13

10

15

Bases (weighted):

Boys

1047

257

244

Girls

1067

197

205

Bases (unweighted):

Boys

1032

254

258

Girls

1048

214

216

a Meets recommendations=at least 60 minutes of activity on all 7 days in previous week; some activity=30-59 minutes of activity on all 7 days; low activity=lower level of activity (these categories were described in previous reports as "high", "medium" and "low", the labels have changed but the definitions for the categories remain the same)
b The BMI groups are: healthy weight BMI >5 th percentile and <85 th percentile; overweight³ 85 th percentile and <95 th percentile; obese³ 95 th percentile. No figures are shown for the underweight (£ 5 th percentile) group due to small sample sizes