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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 6.10 Children's summary physical activity levels a (including activity at school), 2008/2009 combined, by parental physical activity, b and sex of child

Aged 2-15
2008/2009 combined

Summary activity levels a

Mother's physical activity level

Father's physical activity level

Meets recommendations

Does not meet recommendations (some or low activity)

Meets recommendations

Does not meet recommendations (some or low activity)

Boys

Meets recommendations

80

72

78

75

Some activity

13

17

13

14

Low activity

7

12

9

11

Girls

Meets recommendations

70

63

66

66

Some activity

19

21

21

22

Low activity

11

16

13

13

Bases (weighted):

Boys

462

709

348

377

Girls

443

659

319

325

Bases (unweighted):

Boys

434

709

355

362

Girls

436

666

335

335

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 Meets recommendations= 30 minutes or more on at least 5 days a week; Some activity= 30 minutes or more on 1 to 4 days a week; Low activity= fewer than 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity a week