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Table 3 MVPA at each age (19 months, 3.5 years, 5 years) as a predictor of actual total skill and perceived total skill at age 5 years

From: More active pre-school children have better motor competence at school starting age: an observational cohort study

MVPA 19 mths as predictor of: (corrected total n = 185) MVPA 3.5 years as predictor of: (corrected total n = 116) MVPA 5 years as predictor of: (corrected total n = 126)
B Std error P 95 % LCI, UCI B Std error P 95 % LCI, UCI B Std error P 95 % LCI, UCI
Actual Total Skill Age 5
−.116 .073 .117 −.260,.029 .109 .057 .059 −.004,.222 .078 .050 .121 −.021,.178
Sex (boy)*, Age*. No sig. adjustment variables No sig. adjustment variables
Perceived Total Skill Age 5
−.028 .037 .446 −.102,.045 .059 .029 .044* .002,.116 .016 .025 .514 −.033,.066
No sig. adjustment variables No sig. adjustment variables No sig. adjustment variables
  1. Note. LCI lower confidence interval, UCI upper confidence interval. All models adjusted for monitor wear time and age at the time MVPA was assessed, sex of child and original treatment group. The models at 19 months old also adjusted for age at first walking. Significant adjustment variables are specified with *p < 0.05
  2. Any model with perceived competence as the outcome in which MVPA was significant or close to significance (p < .1) was rerun with the transformed log of perceived competence. As the outcome did not change, the untransformed variable is used for ease of interpretation