Age and gender differences in youth physical activity: does physical maturity matter?

@article{Sherar2007AgeAG,
  title={Age and gender differences in youth physical activity: does physical maturity matter?},
  author={Lauren B Sherar and Dale W Esliger and Adam D G Baxter-Jones and Mark Stephen Tremblay},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={830-5}
}
PURPOSE To investigate whether observed gender differences in objectively measured physical activity (PA) in children (8-13 yr) are confounded by physical maturity differences. METHODS Four hundred and one children (194 boys and 207 girls) volunteered for this study. An Actigraph accelerometer was used to obtain seven consecutive days of minute-by-minute PA data for each participant. Minutes of moderate to vigorous PA per day (MVPA), continuous minutes of MVPA per day (CMVPA), and minutes of… CONTINUE READING
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