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Table 7 Relationship between family support for physical activity and children’s moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity before and after school, and on the weekends

From: Perceived and objective neighborhood support for outside of school physical activity in South African children

Family support MVPA
Before After Weekend
β (SE)a P-value for main effect P-value for SES interaction β (SE)a P-value for main effect P-value for SES interaction β (SE)a P-value for main effect P-value for SES interaction
Watch your child participate in PA or sports 0.06 (0.29) 0.837 0.273 0.89 (1.15) 0.440 0.512 0.22 (2.08) 0.915 0.111
Encourage your child to do sports or PA 0.25 (0.25) 0.316 0.204 1.01 (0.99) 0.307 0.180 −0.41 (1.82) 0.821 0.297
Provide transport to a place where your child can do PA or play sports −0.11 (0.28) 0.703 0.406 2.41 (1.08) 0.026 0.460 2.32 (2.02) 0.251 0.742
Do a physical activity or play sports with your child 0.06 (0.29) 0.845 0.319 1.56 (1.14) 0.172 0.873 1.85 (2.08) 0.373 0.550
  1. Data reported as beta coefficient and SE
  2. PA physical activity, MVPA moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity, SES socio-economic status
  3. aAssociations between each independent variable and the dependent variable, adjusted for child age and sex, SES, and clustering by school. Values in bold indicate significance (p < 0.05)