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Mary E. Rudisill ; Danielle D. Wadsworth ;Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte 2013, 8 24

Autor: María Morera

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Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte ISSN: 1696-5043 ccd@ucam.edu Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia España Morera, María; Rudisill, Mary E.; Wadsworth, Danielle D. Body mass index, weekday and weekend days step counts for Fifth grade Costa Rican children Cultura, Ciencia y Deporte, vol.
8, núm.
24, 2013, pp.
191-197 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia Murcia, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=163028753004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ciencia CCD 191 Body mass index, weekday and weekend days step counts for Fifth grade Costa Rican children Índice de Masa Corporal y la cantidad de pasos durante la semana y los fines de semana en estudiantes de quinto grado de escuela en Costa Rica María Morera1, Mary E.
Rudisill2, Danielle D.
Wadsworth2 1 School of Human Movement and Quality of Life.
National University.
Costa Rica. 2 School of Kinesiology.
Auburn University.
USA. CORRESPONDENCIA: ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ María Morera mmore@una.cr Abstract Resumen The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in physical activity levels (pedometer step count) over a seven day period between normal weight and overweight-obese fifth grade Costa Rican boys and girls.
Children’s (n = 188) weight and height were measured.
Each child wore an Omron HJ-720 ITC pedometer for one week to assess step count. Participants were placed into one of two groups (Obese-Overweight or Normal weight) based on BMI.
A 2 (Sex) x 2 (BMI Groups) x 2 (Week-Weekend) mixed model ANOVA revealed no interactions among variables.
However, there were statistically significant differences for the within-subjects effect, with average step counts for weekdays and weekend days, F = 19.421, p .001, and...





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