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Childhood socioeconomic position and adult leisure-time physical activity: a systematic review protocol

Elhakeem, A; Cooper, R; Bann, DA; Hardy, R; (2014) Childhood socioeconomic position and adult leisure-time physical activity: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews , 3 , Article 141. 10.1186/2046-4053-3-141. Green open access

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Abstract

Background Participation in leisure-time physical activity benefits health and is thought to be more prevalent in higher socioeconomic groups. Evidence indicates that childhood socioeconomic circumstances may have long-term influences on adult health and behaviour; however it is unclear whether this extends to an influence on adult physical activity. The aim of this review is to examine whether a lower childhood socioeconomic position is associated with lower levels of leisure-time physical activity during adulthood. Methods/Design Key words will be used to systematically search five online databases and additional studies will be located through a search of reference lists. At least two researchers working independently will screen search results, assess the quality of included studies and extract all relevant data. Studies will be included if they are English-language publications that test the association between at least one indicator of childhood socioeconomic position and a leisure-time physical activity outcome measured during adulthood. Any disagreements and discrepancies arising during the conduct of the study will be resolved through discussion. Discussion This study will address the gap in evidence by systematically reviewing the published literature to establish whether childhood socioeconomic position is related to adult participation in leisure-time physical activity. The findings may be used to inform future research and policy. Systematic review registration PROSPERO CRD42014007063.

Type: Article
Title: Childhood socioeconomic position and adult leisure-time physical activity: a systematic review protocol
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-3-141
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-141
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 The Authors; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.
Keywords: socioeconomic inequalities, occupation, education, socioeconomic position, physical activity, exercise, life course
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1456632
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