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The role of the parents in influencing children is very important, in terms of the value system, attitude and behaviour. The importance and values of health are recognized by Hong Kong people, the development of an active lifestyle and exercise habit is relatively unsatisfactory. In Hong Kong, the Sport for All movement has been implemented by the SAR Government of Hong Kong for 40 years, but recent researches showed that more than 60% of the population didn’t exercise adequately. This suggested that alternative means to promote the sport for all were desirable. The health practices namely, exercise frequency, snack habit, breakfast habit, regular meals, sleeping hours, drinking habit, smoking habit, medication taking, exercise and medical expenditures of 919 randomly and systemically selected subjects aged 40 - 59 years were assessed. For each health practice, gender differences were analyzed using Cramer’s V and Ward Linkage method (cluster) was used to assess their cluster membership.