Are school physical activity characteristics associated with weight status in primary school children? a multilevel cross-sectional analysis of routine surveillance data

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The school environment potentially influences the development of childhood obesity. Changes to schooling could be used as an intervention to reduce obesity but the features of the school environment that influence obesity are unknown.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number2
Early online date23 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • Body Mass Index, Child, Child, Preschool, Cross-Sectional Studies, England, Exercise, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Models, Statistical, Motor Activity, Pediatric Obesity, Schools, UK