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Table 7.5 Proportion of children meeting physical activity guideline over course of week (including and excluding activity at school), 2017, by age and sex

Aged 5 - 15 2017
Proportion meeting guidelinea,b,c Age Total
5-7 8-10 11-12 13-15
% % % % %
Boys
Excluding activity at school 42 42 31 22 35
Including activity at school 42 43 34 24 36
Girls
Excluding activity at school 44 32 21 11 29
Including activity at school 48 33 23 11 31
All children
Excluding activity at school 43 37 25 18 32
Including activity at school 45 38 28 18 33
Bases (weighted):
Boys 163 148 90 158 558
Girls 170 138 112 110 530
All children 333 286 202 268 1088
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 175 151 85 139 550
Girls 156 122 104 100 482
All children 331 273 189 239 1032

a At least 60 minutes of activity on all 7 days in previous week
b Children aged 2-3 were not asked about school activities, children aged 4 were included if they had started school


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