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Table 4 MVPA at each age (19 months, 3.5 years, 5 years) as a predictor of actual and perceived object control 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 Object Control Skill Age 5
−.061 .046 .185 −.153, .030 .032 .034 .348 −.035,.098 .029 .031 .356 −.033,.090
Age*, Sex (Boy)** Age*, Sex (Boy)* Sex (Boy)*
Perceived Object Control Skill Age 5
−.032 .022 .151 −.077,.012 .033 .017 .061 −.002,.067 .011 .015 .483 −.020, .041
Sex (Boy)* Treatment group (Control)* 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. * p < 0.05, **p < 0.001
  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