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Sedentary behaviours among Australian adolescents
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
  • Louise L Hardy, University of Sydney
  • Timothy Dobbins, University of Sydney
  • Michael L. Booth, University of Sydney
  • Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, University of Sydney
  • Anthony D. Okely, University of Wollongong
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Journal Article
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Objective: To describe the prevalence and distribution (by demographic characteristics and body mass index [BMI] category) of sedentary behaviour among Australian adolescents aged 11-15 years. Method: Cross-sectional representative population survey of school students (n=2,750) in New South Wales, conducted in 2004. Students’ self-reported time spent during a usual week in five categories of sedentary behaviour (small screen recreation [SSR], education, cultural, social and non-active travel). Height and weight were measured.
Citation Information
Louise L Hardy, Timothy Dobbins, Michael L. Booth, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, et al.. "Sedentary behaviours among Australian adolescents" Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health Vol. 30 Iss. 6 (2006) p. 534 - 540
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