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Health associations with meeting new 24-hour movement guidelines for Canadian children and youth

TitleHealth associations with meeting new 24-hour movement guidelines for Canadian children and youth
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCarson, V., Chaput J-P., Janssen I., and Tremblay M. S.
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume95
Pages7 - 13
Date PublishedFebruary
Keywordspediatric population, physical activity, recommendations, risk factors, sedentary behavior, sleep
Abstract

{The study objective was to examine whether meeting the new Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines was associated with health indicators in a representative sample of Canadian children and youth. Cross-sectional findings are based on 4157 (1239 fasting subsample) children and youth aged 6-17 years from cycles 1-3 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS). Sleep and screen time were subjectively measured while moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) was accelerometer-determined. Health indicators in the full sample (body mass index (BMI) z-scores, waist circumference, blood pressure, behavioral strengths and difficulties score (lower = better), and aerobic fitness) and fasting subsample (triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, C-reactive protein, and insulin) were measured. Meeting the overall guidelines was defined as: 9-11 hour/night (5-13 years) or 8-10 hour/day (14-17 years) of sleep,

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743516304005
DOI10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.12.005