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Table 3 The association (beta coefficient and 95% confidence interval) of parent belief and support with grade five boys’ 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 -618 -1542, 306 -654 -1582, 273 -430 -1394, 534 -505 -2105, 1095 -658 -2225, 910 -168 -1811, 1475
  Quite a lot4 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
  Very much 505 -260, 1270 453 -316, 1222 79 -718, 877 1439* 121, 2758 1381* 85, 2676 1306 -50, 2661
Encourage physical activity             
  A little bit -269 -1418, 880 -286 -1436, 864 -165 -1358, 1028 -944 -2940, 1051 -1032 -2980, 917 -563 -2570, 1445
  Quite a lot4 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
  Very much 1408* 690, 2126 1372* 653, 2092 1373* 606, 2139 939 -322, 2201 936 -300, 2171 625 -686, 1935
Engage in physical activity             
  <1 time/week -240 -971, 491 -246 -973, 482 112 -641, 865 -1680* -2937, -424 -1669* -2888, -450 -1367* -2643, -90
  1-3 times/week4 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -
  >4 time/week 492 -650, 1635 566 -571, 1702 264 -882, 1410 -1276 -3254, 701 -1076 -2998, 846 -1350 -3309, 608
  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.