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Children's sedentary time in England 2008-2012, by gender and BMI

This statistic displays the mean daily sedentary hours of children on weekdays and weekend days over one week, by gender and BMI (Body Mass Index) in 2008 and 2012, in England. In the year 2008, both boys and girls who were not overweight or obese spent 2.9 hours being sedentary on weekdays.

Daily sedentary time of children on weekdays and weekend days in England in 2008 and 2012, by gender and body mass index

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Source

Release date

December 2013

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2008 and 2012

Number of respondents

4,260*

Age group

2-10 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (boys 2008) = 1,756. n (girls 2008)= 1,696; n (boys 2012)= 414; n (girls 2012) = 394

The source provides the following information about the data:
- Sedentary time excluding time at school.
- Overweight was defined as at or above the 85th but below the 95th UK National BMI centile, obese was defined as at or above the 95th UK National BMI centile.
- Bases given are for total sedentary time (television viewing time or other sedentary time).

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