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Ten year secular declines in the cardiorespiratory fitness of affluent English children are largely independent of changes in body mass index

Sandercock, G and Voss, C and McConnell, D and Rayner, P (2010) 'Ten year secular declines in the cardiorespiratory fitness of affluent English children are largely independent of changes in body mass index.' Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95 (1). 46 - 47. ISSN 0003-9888

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Abstract

Secular changes in body mass index (BMI) and cardiorespiratory fitness (20 m shuttle-run test performance) were assessed in 10-year-old children from an affluent area of England in 1998 (n=303; 158 boys and 145 girls) and 2008 (n=315; 158 boys and 157 girls). Girls' BMI did not change over the 10 year period. There was a significant increase in boys' BMI (p=0.02). Cardiorespiratory fitness declined significantly (p<0.001) in both boys (7%) and girls (9%). This study shows a large and worrying decline in cardiorespiratory fitness in children from an affluent area of England.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2011 21:05
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:21
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/949

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