Support #966

Active Healthy Kids Wales - Call for Wales Data

Added by Richard Tyler over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

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Dear Understanding Society members,

I am contacting you on behalf of the Active Healthy Kids Wales report card expert group

As the AHK-Wales expert group of academics, educators and allied professionals we are concerned about the health of children in Wales. The AHK-Wales expert group aims to use data on physical activity/inactivity behaviours and influences to advocate for children’s right to play, to be hooked on sport and dance, learn and achieve, and be active and healthy. We are motivated to promote healthy active behaviour and physical literacy in children. Our mission is to produce AHK-Wales Report Cards that provide a clear evidence base on quality indicators related to physical activity that should be used to advocate and influence local, regional and national policies and investments in physical activity for children and young people.

We are currently in the process of assigning grades to the following indicators:
Physical Activity and health behaviours and their outcomes
- Sedentary Behaviour
- Physical Activity
- Active Transport
- Organised Sport Participation
- Physical Literacy
- Physical Fitness

Settings and Influences on Physical Activity and Health
- Family and Peer Influence
- School
- Community and the Built Environment
- National Policies and Strategies

I can see that on your website, all data is reported for UK children on the whole, but I am wondering whether you have data specific to children/adults in Wales? Further, if so, is there any way that we could have access to the Welsh data?

Yours sincerely,

Richard Tyler
Swan-Linx Research
Applied Sports Science Technology and Medicine Research Centre | Canolfan Ymchwil Technoleg Chwaraeon Cymhwysol, Ymarfer a Meddygaeth (A-STEM)
College of Engineering | Coleg Peirianneg
Bay Campus| Campws y Bae
Swansea University | Prifysgol Abertawe
Fabian Way | Ffordd Fabian
Swansea | Abertawe
Wales | Cymru


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 4 years ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 4 years ago

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Updated by Stephanie Auty over 4 years ago

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Dear Richard,

The data includes respondents from all four countries of the UK, and you can use the variable w_country to find out which one a respondent lives in:

You can select just respondents from Wales using this variable and do your analysis based on those people.

Please see here for information on accessing the data:

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Stephanie Auty about 4 years ago

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