Profiles of children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour between age 6 and 9: a latent profile and transition analysis

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  • Russ Jago
  • Ruth Salway
  • Deborah A Lawlor
  • Lydia Emm-Collison
  • Jon Heron
  • Simon J Sebire

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  • University of Bristol


Physical activity is associated with improved physical and mental health among children. However, physical activity declines and sedentary time increases with age, and large proportions of older children do not meet the recommended hour per day of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA). The aim of this paper is to identify profiles of children based on the complex relationship between physical activity and sedentary time at ages 6 and 9 and explore how those profiles are associated with other covariates and how they change over time.


Original languageEnglish
Article number103
Number of pages12
JournalThe International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2018


  • Physical activity, Profile, Transition, Cohort, Children, Weekend