Predictors of VO2Peak in children age 6- to 7-years-old

Magnus Dencker, Bianca Hermansen, Anna Bugge, Karsten Froberg, Lars Bo Andersen

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Abstract

This study investigated the predictors of aerobic fitness (VO2PEAK) in young children on a population-base. Participants were 436 children (229 boys and 207 girls) aged 6.7 ± 0.4 yrs. VO2PEAK was measured during a maximal treadmill exercise test. Physical activity was assessed by accelerometers. Total body fat and total fat free mass were estimated from skinfold measurements. Regression analyses indicated that significant predictors for VO2PEAK per kilogram body mass were total body fat, maximal heart rate, sex, and age. Physical activity explained an additional 4-7%. Further analyses showed the main contributing factors for absolute values of VO2PEAK were fat free mass, maximal heart rate, sex, and age. Physical activity explained an additional 3-6%.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPediatric Exercise Science
Vol/bind23
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)87-96
Antal sider10
ISSN0899-8493
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa

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