Early life determinants of physical activity in 11 to 12 year olds
Mattocks, C., Ness, A.R., Deere, K., Tilling, K., Leary, S.D., Blair, S.N., & Riddoch, C. (2008). Early life determinants of physical activity in 11 to 12 year olds: cohort study. BMJ 336
Objective: To examine factors in early life (up to age 5 years) that are associated with objectively measured physical activity in 11-12 year olds. Design Prospective cohort study.
Setting: Avon longitudinal study of parents and children, United Kingdom.
Conclusions: Few factors in early life predicted later physical activity in 11-12 year olds. Parents' physical activity during pregnancy and early in the child's life showed a modest association with physical activity of the child at age 11-12 years, suggesting that active parents tend to raise active children. Helping parents to increase their physical activity therefore may promote children's activity.
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