Patterns of sedentary behaviour in school children’s everyday life
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This study aimed to investigate (i) whether there is more sedentary time on weekend days than on week days, (ii) whether there is more sedentary time during leisure than during School on week days, (iii) how much sedentary time there is at the day care facility for School children (SFO) compared to both school and leisure on week days, and (iv) whether there is more sedentary time during school on days without physical education than on days With physical education, in school children’s everyday life. Additionally, it aimed to investigate whether girls are more sedentary than boys are and whether the older shool children are more sedentary than the younger ones are. Sedentary behaviour throughout seven consecutive days for pupils in grades 2–10 was identified from raw acceleration data. Of 75 study participants, 36 had complete data and went to school every week day during data collection. Across all genders and age groups, the school children were sedentary around ten hours per day overall. Sedentary time was higher on weekend days than on week days. For primary school children, sedentary time was higher in during leisure than during school on week days. For secondary school children, on the other hand, sedentary time was higher during school than during leisure on week days. Sedentary time during school appeared to be higher on days without physical education than on days with physical education. During SFO, sedentary time was lower than both during school and during leisure on week days.