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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of all variables used in the subsequent analyses for participants by gender

From: School travel mode, parenting practices and physical activity among UK Year 5 and 6 children

  Boys (n = 201/197/191††) Girls (n = 268/263/250††)    
  Mean SD Mean SD Difference in means 95% CI p
Age (years) 10.0 0.6 10.1 0.6 -0.04 -0.14 to 0.06 0.445
BMI (kg/m2) 18.5 3.2 18.6 3.4 -0.07 -0.68 to 0.54 0.819
BMI z-score* 0.7 1.1 0.4 1.2 0.3 0.05 to 0.47 0.016
IMD score (high is more deprived) 20.5 17.1 19.8 17.8 0.8 -2.46 to 4.03 0.634
Distance to school (miles)†† 0.58 0.68 0.58 0.58 0.008 -0.11 to 0.12 0.894
Physical activity        
 Weekdays        
  CPM 603.3 166.9 507.1 121.2 96.1 70.00 to 122.28 <0.001
  MVPA (mins) 68.6 26.1 53.0 16.1 15.7 11.81 to 19.50 <0.001
 After school weekdays**        
  CPM 620.6 380.3 549.2 292.4 71.4 10.35 to 132.42 0.022
  MVPA (mins) 14.3 9.0 11.6 5.8 2.6 1.28 to 3.98 <0.001
Parental support for PA n = 190/186 n = 249/ 237    
  Maternal modelling 2.9 0.8 2.9 0.7 0.02 -0.12 to 0.16 0.786
  Maternal logistic support 3.3 0.7 3.2 0.7 0.06 -0.07 to 0.19 0.389
  Paternal modelling 3.2 0.8 3.1 0.8 0.2 0.003 to 0.29 0.045
  Paternal logistic support 3.3 0.8 3.0 0.9 0.3 0.13 to 0.44 <0.001
  Boys Girls    
Travel to school (n = 469) n % n % OR 95% CI p
  Passive (reference group) 63 31.3 96 35.8 0.82 0.55 to 1.20 0.311
  Active 138 68.7 172 64.2
Travel home (n = 469)        
  Passive (reference group) 60 29.9 113 42.2 0.58 0.40 to 0.86 0.006
  Active 141 70.2 155 57.8
  1. *Based on 1990 UK growth charts.
  2. **After school period is from 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
  3. Number providing information for IMD.
  4. ††Number providing information for distance to school.
  5. Number providing information for paternal support variables.
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