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Table 2 The association (beta coefficient and 95% confidence interval) of parent belief and support with grade five girls’ physical activity 1 on school days and weekend days

From: The importance of parental beliefs and support for pedometer-measured physical activity on school days and weekend days among Canadian children

  School days Weekend days
  Univariable Multivariable Univariable Multivariable
  Model 12 Model 23 Model 12 Model 23
  β (95% CI) β (95% CI) β (95% CI) β (95% CI) β (95% CI) β (95% CI)
Care staying fit & exercising             
  A little bit -506 -1151, 140 -416 -1057, 224 -238 -896, 421 -745 -1806, 316 -605 -1665, 454 -471 -1561, 619
  Quite a lot4 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
  Very much 347 -214, 907 339 -218, 897 34 -576, 644 605 -315, 1526 613 -309, 1535 170 -839, 1179
Encourage physical activity             
  A little bit -643 -1408, 122 -620 -1380, 140 -503 -1291, 285 -719 -1977, 539 -675 -1932, 582 -639 -1942, 665
  Quite a lot4 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
  Very much 616* 89, 1143 632* 108, 1155 546 -33, 1126 970* 101, 1839 997* 130, 1864 856 -103, 1816
Engage in physical activity             
  <1 time/week -8 -531, 515 19 -497, 535 222 -307, 752 409 -448, 1267 450 -402, 1303 652 -224, 1529
  1-3 times/week4 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
  >4 time/week 727* -103, 1558 890* 67, 1712 712 -120, 1543 942 -420, 2304 1161 -198, 2519 806 -571, 2183
  1. 1– pedometer-measured steps adjusted for non-ambulatory activities, non-wear time activities, and missing data.
  2. 2– Model 1 is adjusted for household income, parental educational attainment and year of data collection.
  3. 3– Model 2 is adjusted for parental care about staying fit and exercising, encourage physical activity, engage in physical activity together, household income, parental educational attainment, and year of data collection.
  4. 4– reference category.
  5. *– considered statistically significant at P < 0.05.