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Table 2 Baseline demographic variables, objective and self-report measures of quality of life, enjoyment and physical activity

From: Evaluating the effects of the Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) school playground intervention on children’s quality of life, enjoyment and participation in physical activity

Baseline characteristics Intervention school Control school p 1
   (n = 123) (n = 152)  
Demographics    
Boy (%) 53.7 46.7 0.05
Age (Years) (Mean (SD)) 7.0 (1.9) 8.2 (2.1) <0.001
Age (Years) (%)    <0.001
5-7 65.0 40.6
8-9 20.3 31.4
10-12 14.6 28.1
Objective measures of physical activity    
Pedometer Mean (SD) Steps per minute 62.2 (20.2) 53.0 (17.2) <0.001
Distance per minute (metres) 41.9 (17.1) 38.8 (15.3) 0.14
Self-reported measures    p 2
PEDS QL 4.0 [57] Median (IQR) Physical health scale quality of life 78.1 (62.5-90.6) 87.5 (75.0-93.8) <0.001
Psychosocial scale quality of life 73.3 (61.7-85.0) 78.3 (68.3-88.3) 0.20
Overall quality of life 76.9 (62.1-85.8) 83.4 (70.8-90.8) 0.04
PACES Survey [64] Median (IQR) Enjoyment of physical activity 4.5 (4.2-4.9) 4.5 (4.1-4.8) 0.38
LEAP Questionnaire [56] Median (IQR) Intra-personal level enjoyment 4.3 (3.8-4.6) 4.1 (3.7-4.5) 0.31
  Inter-personal level enjoyment 5.0 (4.5-5.0) 5.0 (4.5-5.0) 0.59
  Physical environment/policy level enjoyment 4.1 (3.8-4.4) 4.1 (3.7-4.5) 0.95
  1. 1 p values are based on independent sample t-test for continuous normal data and Chi-square test for categorical data; 2 p values are based on Mann Whitney U test for non-normal data; IQR = Interquartile Range; SD = Standard Deviation; % = Percentage.