Assessing Child Obesity and Physical Activity in a Hard-to-Reach Population in California’s Central Valley, 2012–2013
ORIGINAL RESEARCH — Volume 12 — July 23, 2015
This is a photograph of the Polar Active accelerometer watch, a wrist-worn, waterproof device, showing the device’s information display and control buttons.
Figure 1. Polar Active accelerometer watches used for 24/7 activity measurement for 134 children enrolled in Niños Sanos, Familia Sana (Healthy Children, Healthy Family), Central Valley, California, 2012–2013.
Figure 2. Average moderate to vigorous activity (MVPA) (min/d) by BMI status for boys and girls. Differences were significant among girls (P = .05).
|Weight Status||Boys’ MVPA, min/d||Girls’ MVPA, min/d|
|Healthy (<85th percentile)||83.1||72.1|
|Overweight (≥85th to <95th percentile)||96.3||55.4|
|Obese (≥95th percentile)||86.5||68.6|
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