A longitudinal study of the associations of children's body mass index and physical activity with blood pressure – dataset

B-Proact1v is a longitudinal study examining changes in children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviours as they progress through primary school. In 2012-2013, 1299 Year 1 children (median age: 6 years) were recruited from 57 schools in greater Bristol, UK (total number of eligible children: 2600; recruitment rate: 50.0%). Following this, data were collected from 1223 Year 4 children (median age: 9 years) from 47 of the original schools between March 2015 and July 2016 (total number of eligible children: 2047; recruitment rate: 59.7%). This included 685 children from the original sample.

 

This dataset represents a subset of the B-Proact1v data to examine the longitudinal associations of children’s body mass index and physical activity with blood pressure. Included in this repository is the dataset and a data dictionary. The dataset includes the variables that underlie the findings in a manuscript entitled ‘A longitudinal study of the associations of children’s body mass index and physical activity with blood pressure’ that has been submitted to PLOS ONE. This dataset has been made available so that future researchers can replicate the study findings using the data. If you wish to use the data for any purpose other than replicating the study findings, please contact the Principal Investigator Professor Russ Jago (russ.jago@bristol.ac.uk) to discuss this.