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6 Results for: "Millennium Cohort Study"

Environmental influences on children's physical activity

  • Published on Oct. 30, 2014

Background: This paper aims to assess whether 7-year-olds’ physical activity is associated with family and area-level measures of the physical and socioeconomic environments. Methods: We analysed the association of environments with physical activity in 6497 singleton children from the UK Millennium Cohort Study with reliable accelerometer data (≥2 days and ...


Quality Control Methods in Accelerometer Data Processing: Defining Minimum Wear Time

  • Published on June 24, 2013

Background: When using accelerometers to measure physical activity, researchers need to determine whether subjects have worn their device for a sufficient period to be included in analyses. We propose a minimum wear criterion using population-based accelerometer data, and explore the influence of gender and the purposeful inclusion of children with ...


Actigraph Accelerometer-Defined Boundaries for Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity Intensities in 7 Year Old Children

  • Published on Aug. 11, 2011

Background Accurate objective assessment of sedentary and physical activity behaviours during childhood is integral to the understanding of their relation to later health outcomes, as well as to documenting the frequency and distribution of physical activity within a population. Purpose To calibrate the ActiGraph GT1M accelerometer, using energy expenditure (...


Modelling accelerometer data from 7-year old British children using functional analysis of variance

  • Published on Sept. 2011

Background There is increasing evidence of the impact of physical activity (PA) in childhood on future health and well-being. The use of accelerometers in population-based studies provides objectively measured activity levels, although there are very few studies using this technology to collect data from young children. The resulting data are ...


How active are our children? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study

  • Published on Aug. 21, 2013

Objective To describe levels of physical activity, sedentary time and adherence to Chief Medical Officers (CMO) physical activity guidelines among primary school-aged children across the UK using objective accelerometer-based measurements. Design Nationally representative prospective cohort study. Setting Children born across the UK, between 2000 and 2002. Participants 6497 7-year-old to 8-year-old singleton children ...


Actigraph Accelerometer-Defined Boundaries for Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Activity Intensities in 7 Year Old Children

  • Added on August 11, 2011

Background Accurate objective assessment of sedentary and physical activity behaviours during childhood is integral to the understanding of their relation to later health outcomes, as well as to documenting the frequency and distribution of physical activity within a population. Purpose To calibrate the Actigraph GT1M accelerometer, using energy expenditure (...