Process and treatment of pedometer data collection for youth: the Canadian Physical Activity Levels among Youth study.

@article{Craig2010ProcessAT,
  title={Process and treatment of pedometer data collection for youth: the Canadian Physical Activity Levels among Youth study.},
  author={Cora Lynn Craig and Catrine Tudor-Locke and Sue E. Cragg and Christine L. Cameron},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2010},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={
          430-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Pedometry methods for collecting data in young populations are advancing, but it is unclear how many days of data are enough for population monitoring. METHODS Using random-digit dialing, 11,669 5- to 19-yr-olds were recruited into the Canadian Physical Activity Levels among Youth study and mailed a data collection package. Pedometers were worn for 7 d, and steps counts were logged daily. Reactivity was assessed by examining estimates from the pattern of pedometer data across days… CONTINUE READING

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