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Ethnic differences in sedentary behaviour in 6–8-year-old children during school terms and school holidays: a mixed methods study

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posted by Research Admin 1 on 2019-02-12 09:13:06.755

This research sought to identify whether there were any differences in children's sedentary behaviour (SB) based on ethnicity (European vs. South Asian British children) or school term time vs. holiday periods. They found that regardless of ethnicity or time of year, children were sedentary for 60% of their waking time. However, given the major public health concern regarding children's inactivity, the authors recommend that, "Interventions aimed at reducing SB should consider involving parents and teachers and should focus on increasing breaks in SB, especially for SA children, who are at a higher risk of cardio metabolic ill health."

This is an open access article and can be read in free full text at: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6456-3

Nagy, L. C., et al. Ethnic differences in sedentary behaviour in 6–8-year-old children during school terms and school holidays: a mixed methods study. BMC Public Health, 2019; 19:152