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Table 3 Linear regression of children’s MVPA predicted by parental MVPA

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

  All children Sons Daughters  
  N Beta [95%CI]$ N Beta [95%CI]$ N Beta [95%CI]$ P for heterogeneity*
Father: Model 1 423 0.09 [−0.01 to 0.19] 227 0.10 [−0.02 to 0.22] 196 0.07 [−0.04 to 0.19] 0.757
Father: Model 2 423 0.09 [−0.01 to 0.18] 227 0.09 [−0.03 to 0.21] 196 0.07 [−0.04 to 0.18] 0.764
Mother: Model 1 651 0.09 [0.03 to 0.17] 337 0.06 [−0.06 to 0.18] 314 0.15 [0.07 to 0.24] 0.188
Mother: Model 2 651 0.10 [0.02 to 0.17] 337 0.05 [−0.07 to 0.17] 314 0.16 [0.07 to 0.25] 0.173
  1. $Beta coefficient for child MVPA minutes per minute of parent MVPA.
  2. *Testing that associations are different between time spent in MVPA by daughters and by sons; tested by adding an interaction term (parent MVPA*child gender) into the regression model.
  3. Model 1: Unadjusted association.
  4. Model 2: Adjusted for parent’s age, parent’s BMI, and household IMD.