Physical activity levels of Hong Kong Chinese children: Relationship with body fat

Ann V. ROWLANDS, Roger G. ESTON, Hung Tak Lobo LOUIE, David K. INGLEDEW, Kwok K. TONG, Frank H. FU

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between habitual physical activity and body fatness in Hong Kong Chinese children. Fifty children aged 8-11 yrs wore a uniaxial accelerometer for 7 days to determine physical activity levels. The sum of seven skinfolds was used to estimate body fatness. Activity counts summed over 1 day (299384 ± 140427, mean ± SD) were similar to activity counts recorded in previous studies. Activity correlated significantly negatively with sum of skinfolds in boys (r = - .50, N = 24, P < .05) but not girls. In conclusion this study supports a negative relationship between physical activity and body fatness in Hong Kong Chinese boys. Copyright © 2002 Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-296
JournalPediatric Exercise Science
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002

Citation

Rowlands, A. V., Eston, R. G., Louie, L., Ingledew, D. K., Tong, K. K., & Fu, F. H. (2002). Physical activity levels of Hong Kong Chinese children: Relationship with body fat. Pediatric Exercise Science, 14(3), 286-296. doi: 10.1123/pes.14.3.286

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