Objective: To characterize the habitual activity pattern in primary school boys and girls during non-school days. Methods: A total of 264 primary school children, including 140 boys and 124 girls, participated in this study. Each subject was asked to record the habitual activities during morning, afternoon, and evening in a non-school day. Results: Watching TV, doing homework and other sedentary activities are the most predominant habitual activities. Conclusion: The present data provide evidence that Hong Kong Chinese boys and girls adopt a sedentary lifestyle at an early age. Such physically inactive way of life may possibly explain the constant increase of obesity rate in Hong Kong school children. Emphasis on non-school day’s intervention program should be conducted in order to reduce the high prevalence of school children obesity in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2014 上海交通大學醫學院附屬新華醫院.
|Journal||Journal of Bio-Education|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|
CitationLouie, L. (2014). Habitual activity patterns of primary school children in non-school days: A preliminary analysis. Journal of Bio-Education, 2(2), 94-103.
- Habitual activity
- TV viewing
- Primary school children
- Alt. title: 香港小學生非上課日活動模式初步探討