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Trends in children's physical activity and weight status in high and low socio-economic status areas of Melbourne, Victoria, 1985-2001



Trends in children's physical activity and weight status in high and low socio-economic status areas of Melbourne, Victoria, 1985-2001



Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 29(4): 337-342



Objective: To examine trends in active transport to and from school, in school sport and physical education (PE), and in weight status among children from high and low socio-economic status (SES) areas in Melbourne, Victoria, between 1985 and 2001. Methods: Cross-sectional survey data and measured height and weight from 1985 (n=557) and 2001 (n=926) were compared for children aged between 9-13 years within high and low SES areas.

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PMID: 16222931

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842x.2005.tb00204.x



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