Journal article

Equivalence Curves for Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Emily Ng, Melissa Wake, Timothy Olds, Kate Lycett, Ben Edwards, Ha Le, Dorothea Dumuid

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Understanding equivalence of time-use trade-offs may inform tailored lifestyle choices. We explored which time reallocations were associated with equivalent changes in children's health outcomes. METHODS: Participants were from the cross-sectional Child Health CheckPoint Study (N = 1179; 11-12 years; 50% boys) nested within the population-based Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Outcomes were adiposity (bioelectrical impedance analysis, BMI and waist girth), self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL; Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory), and academic achievement (standardized national tests). Participants' 24-hour time use (sleep, sedentary behavior, light physi..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


Awarded by Financial Markets Foundation for Children


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Early Career Fellowships 1162166 to Dr Dumuid and 1091124 to Dr Lycett; Principal Research Fellowship 1160906 to Dr Wake). This work was also supported by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (Postdoctoral Fellowship 102084 to Dr Dumuid and Honorary Postdoctoral Fellowship 101239 to Dr Lycett). The CheckPoint study is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (project grants 1041352 and 1109355), The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (2014-241), the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, the National Heart Foundation of Australia (100660), and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children (2014-055 and 2016-310). Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.