Journal article

The light time-use diary and preschool activity patterns: Exploratory study

Corinne Tey, Melissa Wake, Michele Campbell, Anne Hampton, Joanne Williams

International Journal of Pediatric Obesity | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2007

Abstract

AIM: To conduct an exploratory study of time-use patterns in Australian 5-year-old children, and to pilot the novel Children's Light Time-Use Diary as a potential tool for investigating relationships between children's time-use and weight status. METHODS: Subjects for the present cross-sectional study were drawn from an established longitudinal cohort and included eighty-four 5-year-old Australian children (36 males) originally recruited as infants in three local government areas of Melbourne. Children were weighed and measured, and body mass index (BMI; kg/m(2)) calculated. Over three to four complete 24-hour periods, parents completed the Children's Light Time-Use Diary to record their chi..

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