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Am J Health Behav. 2014 Mar;38(2):200-7. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.38.2.5.

School characteristics and physical activity among grade 1-4 students.

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University of Waterloo, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Waterloo, ON, Canada. sleather@uwaterloo.ca.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine school and student characteristics associated with physical activity in grade 1 to 4 students.

METHODS:

Multi-level logistic regression examined factors associated with being moderately and highly active.

RESULTS:

A student was more likely to be moderately or highly active if he/she attended a school that provides student access to facilities and equipment outside of school hours. Male students were more likely to be moderately or highly active and overweight or obese students were less likely to be moderately or highly active.

CONCLUSIONS:

Research should evaluate if implementing a school policy that provides student access to facilities and equipment outside of school hours is effective in promoting physical activity in grade 1 to 4 students.

PMID:
24629549
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.38.2.5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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