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Table 1 Derivation of maternal awareness category by comparing maternal rated and accelerometer assessed physical activity levels (n = 478)

From: Maternal awareness of young children’s physical activity: levels and cross-sectional correlates of overestimation

n (%) Maternal rated PA levels  
  Perceived inactivea Perceived activeb Total
Inactivec 20 (4.2) 175 (36.6) 195 (40.8)
  Realistic Awareness (Inactive) Unaware (Overestimation)  
Actived 20 (4.2) 263 (55.0) 283 (59.2)
  Unaware (Underestimation) Realistic Awareness (active)  
Total 40 (8.4) 438 (91.6) 478 (100)
  1. aMother strongly/disagreed or had no view with statement “Would you describe your child as physically active?”; bMother strongly/agreed with statement “Would you describe your child as physically active?”; c<60 minutes of accelerometer derived MVPA per day; d≥60 minutes of accelerometer derived MVPA per day; PA: physical activity; MVPA: Moderate and vigorous PA.