Parental education and physical activity in pre-school children.

  title={Parental education and physical activity in pre-school children.},
  author={Susana Maria Coelho Guimar{\~a}es Vale and N{\'a}gila Maria Pontes Silva Ricardo and Luisa Soares-Miranda and Rute Andrade dos Santos and Carla Giovane Avila Moreira and Jorge Mota},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  volume={40 3},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to objectively assess pre-school children's total physical activity (TPA) patterns and compliance with guidelines and to examine differences relative to parental education. METHODS The sample consisted on 509 healthy pre-school children, aged 3-6 years recruited from kindergartens located in the metropolitan area of Porto, Portugal. The PA was assessed for 7 consecutive days by accelerometry. For TPA, we followed the guidelines of the National… CONTINUE READING

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