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Table 2 Physical activity for all participants, and by gender

From: Associations between objectively assessed child and parental physical activity: a cross-sectional study of families with 5–6 year old children

  Father Mother Boys Girls All children
  n Mean SD n Mean SD n Mean SD n Mean SD n Mean SD
MVPA Overall 423 52.1 24.5 651 49.0 22.7 436 72.0 21.2 386 62.4 17.0 822 67.5 19.9
MVPA Weekday 424 55.9 29.4 680 53.3 25.2 452 72.3 21.4 402 62.4 17.8 854 67.6 20.4
MVPA Weekend 419 45.6 27.8 627 42.7 35.5 415 70.7 29.8 370 61.9 23.6 785 66.6 27.4
PA guideline** n Met (%) Not met (%) n Met (%) Not met (%) n Met (%) Not met (%) n Met (%) Not met (%) n Met (%) Not met (%)
Overall 423 85.1 14.9 651 80.2 19.8 436 70.9 29.1 386 53.1 46.9 822 62.5 37.5
Weekday 424 84.2 15.8 680 83.2 16.8 452 69.9 30.1 402 52.7 47.3 854 61.8 38.2
Weekend 419 65.4 34.6 627 61.4 38.6 415 60.0 40.0 370 51.4 48.7 785 55.9 44.1
  1. **Current UK recommendations for children: 60 mins MVPA per day; for adults: 30 mins MVPA per day; % ages met and not met.