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Table 1 Infant and toddler providers’ perceptions and beliefs about physical activity (derived from Baby NAPSACC questionnaires 1,2 )

From: Assessing care providers’ perceptions and beliefs about physical activity in infants and toddlers: baseline findings from the Baby NAP SACC study

  % providers strongly/agreeing with statement
Questions assessing providers’ perceptions about their role in supporting physical activity 1  
Part of my job is making sure children get a healthy amount of physical activity 97.0
Teachers are very influential in helping children get a healthy amount of physical activity 94.6
I can get most children to be active during outdoor play and physical activities 93.1
I feel prepared to encourage children to be physically active 92.1
An important aspect of my work is providing children with opportunities for physical activity 91.0
When I make an effort to encourage children to be active, they get a lot of physical activity 90.1
Teachers are well suited to promote physical activity in young children 87.6
Teachers have limited responsibility to promote physical activity in young children 22.8
Encouraging adequate physical activity in children is not the responsibility of the teacher 7.9
Questions assessing providers’ perceptions about their own physical activity levels 1  
Physical activity is important to my own health 94.1
I find it hard to work up the energy for my own physical activity 13.3
Physical activity is low on the list of things I want to do 7.4
Questions assessing providers’ beliefs about physical activity in infants and toddlers 2  
It is important for < I/T > to learn new physical skills 91.3
It is important for < I/T > to be physically active from an early age 88.2
Being physically active as an < I/T > can help prevent too much weight gain 72.1
A physically active < I/T > tends to make the house messy 25.3
A physically active < I/T > is likely to hurt him/herself easily 20.5
<I/T > should learn to be still in public places at an early age 19.3
I can attend to my other responsibilities better if I do not have to worry about < I/T > moving around 13.8
It is difficult to manage a physically active < I/T> 11.2
A physically active < I/T > is likely to get into trouble 10.6
  1. 1Provider perceptions about their role in supporting physical activity in young children (9 questions), and their own physical activity (3 questions) [34] (n = 203); 2Providers’ beliefs about physical activity in infants and toddlers [35] (n = 161); I: Infant; T: Toddler.