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Table 2 Friendship groups reported by 10–11 year old youth

From: Friendship groups and physical activity: qualitative findings on how physical activity is initiated and maintained among 10–11 year old children

Group Characteristics of the group
School friends    • Friends from school.
     • Specific groups are formed at the school site by children, with activity outside of school arranged at school or by the child's parents.
Neighborhood friends    • Friends who reside close the child's house.
     • Groups are often self-forming and very independent.
Other friends    • Friends from activity clubs such as football team or swimming club.
     • Children from other non-activity clubs such as scouts, guides or a local community group.
     • Children of the child's parents' friends.