Socioeconomic status influences children's physical activity

10/28/2011 | ABC (Australia)

People from wealthier suburbs were more likely to be physically active compared with their lower-income counterparts, an Australian study of primary school-aged children and their mothers found. Children in higher-income areas also were more likely to participate in extracurricular activities such as gymnastics, swimming and martial arts than those in lower-income areas, the study showed.

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