Understanding the relationship between dog ownership and children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour
H Christian, G Trapp, C Lauritsen, K Wright, B Giles-Corti
PEDIATRIC OBESITY | WILEY | Published : 2013
BACKGROUND: Dog ownership is a catalyst for physical activity in adults. Given 50-70% of Australian households with children have a dog, dog-facilitated physical activity may be an effective way to increase physical activity and decrease child obesity. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that children with a family dog walk more, are more physically active and are more likely to achieve recommended levels of weekly physical activity compared with children who do not have a dog. METHOD: Cross-sectional data from the Western Australian TRravel, Environment, and Kids project (TREK) were analyzed for 1218 children aged 10-12 years. Individual and environment factors, child physical activity, walking, scr..View full abstract
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The TREK study received funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; #403933). Hayley Christian is supported by a NHMRC/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (#1036350). Georgina Trapp is supported by scholarships provided by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant (#458668) and Billie Giles-Corti is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900). Claire Lauritsen is supported by a postgraduate scholarship provided by Industry Partner, the Petcare Information and Advisory Service. The authors acknowledge the contributions of the TREK study chief investigators Anna Timperio (Deakin University, Victoria, Australia), Gavin McCormack (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and Max Bulsara (University of Notre Dame, Western Australia).