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Kinesiology

Walking

University of South Carolina

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Stepping It Up: Walking Behaviors In Children Transitioning From 5th To 7th Grade, Sharon E. Taverno Ross, Morgan N. Clennin, Marsha Dowda, Natalie Colabianchi, Russell R. Pate Feb 2018

Stepping It Up: Walking Behaviors In Children Transitioning From 5th To 7th Grade, Sharon E. Taverno Ross, Morgan N. Clennin, Marsha Dowda, Natalie Colabianchi, Russell R. Pate

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The purpose of this study was to (1) describe children’s walking behaviors in 5th to 7th grade and change over time and (2) examine associations between walking behaviors and Walk Score®. Participants consisted of n = 586 students from the Transitions and Activity Changes in Kids (TRACK) Study. Children reported any walking behavior (e.g., exercise and transportation) over the past five days. Walk Score was calculated based on children’s home address. Descriptive statistics summarized walking behaviors by gender and time, and repeated measure mixed models examined the relationship between walking behaviors and Walk Score. Approximately 46.8% and ...