Hardy, Louise L.; Dobbins, Timothy; Booth, Michael L.; Denney-Wilson, Elizabeth; and Okely, Anthony D., 2006, Sedentary behaviours among Australian adolescents, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 534-540.
Objective: To describe the prevalence and distribution (by demographic characteristics and body mass index [BMI] category) of sedentary behaviour among Australian adolescents aged 11-15 years. Method: Cross-sectional representative population survey of school students (n=2,750) in New South Wales, conducted in 2004. Students’ self-reported time spent during a usual week in five categories of sedentary behaviour (small screen recreation [SSR], education, cultural, social and non-active travel). Height and weight were measured.