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Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels of Scottish Children: Analysis from A Sub-Sample of 10-11 Year Olds in the Growing Up in Scotland Study

Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels of Scottish Children: Analysis from A Sub-Sample of 10-11 Year Olds in the Growing Up in Scotland Study

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ISBN: 9781788511094

This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) longitudinal study to explore the physical activity and sedentary levels in Scottish 10-11 year old children. Using two approaches, self-reported and objectively measured physical activity, the analysis examines differences in activity levels by gender and area deprivation.

Executive Summary

This report investigates the physical activity levels of Scottish children using objective and self-reported data collected from a cohort of children drawn from the Growing Up in Scotland study. A key objective of this report was to explore the gender and socio-economic patterning of activity and assess whether these patterns differed by the physical activity measurement used.

The analyses presented within the report form part of a wider academic study exploring the environmental determinants of physical activity in young people that also incorporates GPS data on where young people are most active.