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Title: Children's indoor and outdoor play patterns in Ahwaz city: implications for injury prevention
Authors: Soori, H.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional study in Ahwaz city, Islamic Republic of Iran, described children's indoor and outdoor play patterns. A total of 952 pupils aged 7 and 9 years and 942 parents completed questionnaires. Children's favourite activities were: playing football [22.3%], cycling [13.2%] and watching television [12.3%]. This differed from those perceived by the parents who reported watching television [20.3%], playing football [13.3%] and playing in street [11.4%]. Children reported their favourite places to play were: street [27.4%], park/playground [18.3%] and home [17.8%]. There were significant differences in play patterns by age and sex. The play patterns of older children and boys exposed them to more hazardous situations than younger children and girls
Description: 372-381
Keywords: Cross-Sectional Studies
Risk Factors
Subject: Child Welfare
ISSN: 1020-3397
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