Journal article

Physical activity and sedentary activity: population epidemiology and concordance in Australian children aged 11-12 years and their parents

Francois Fraysse, Anneke C Grobler, Josh Muller, Melissa Wake, Timothy Olds

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology and parent-child concordance of objectively measured physical activity in a population-based sample of Australian parent-child dyads. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study (Child Health CheckPoint) nested within the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. SETTING: Assessment centres in seven Australian cities and eight regional towns or home visits; February 2015-March 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Of all CheckPoint families (n=1874), 1261 children (50% girls) and 1358 parent (88% mothers) provided objectively measured activity data, comprising 1077 parent-child dyads. OUTCOME MEASURES: Activity behaviour was assessed by GENEActiv accelerometer. Duration of moderate..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by Financial Markets Foundation for Children


Awarded by Australian NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (Project Grants 1041352 and 1109355), The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (2014-241), the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), The University of Melbourne, the National Heart Foundation of Australia (100660) and Financial Markets Foundation for Children (2014-055 and 2016-310). MW was supported by Australian NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship 1046518 and Cure Kids New Zealand. The MCRI administered the research grants for the study and provided infrastructural support (IT and biospecimen management) to its staff and the study but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial. The Department of Social Services played a role in study design; however, no other funding bodies had a role in the study design and conduct; data collection, management, analysis and interpretation; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Research at the MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.