Physical activity patterns of inner-city elementary schoolchildren.

  title={Physical activity patterns of inner-city elementary schoolchildren.},
  author={Stewart Trost and Tara Alexis McCoy and Stephanie S. Vander Veur and Giridhar G Mallya and Meghan L Duffy and Gary D. Foster},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={45 3},
PURPOSE This study aimed to objectively measure the physical activity (PA) characteristics of a racially and ethnically diverse sample of inner-city elementary schoolchildren and to examine the influence of sex, race/ethnicity, grade level, and weight status on PA. METHODS A total of 470 students in grades 4-6 from six inner-city schools in Philadelphia wore an ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer (Actigraph, Pensacola, FL) for up to 7 d. The resultant data were uploaded to a customized Visual Basic… CONTINUE READING
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