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Table 3 Physical activity and sedentary behavior across settings

From: Descriptive analysis of preschool physical activity and sedentary behaviors – a cross sectional study of 3-year-olds nested in the SKOT cohort

   Mean total PA Sedentary behavior Non-sedentary behavior MPVA
n CPM Hours/day % Hours/day % Hours/day %
Boys
 All days, overall 114 584 ± 124* 6.7 ± 0.8 53.5 ± 5.1 5.9 ± 0.7 46.5 ± 5.1 1.4 ± 0.3 11.2 ± 2.6*
 Sick days 10 442 ± 180 7.4 ± 1.3 60.6 ± 10.5 4.9 ± 1.5 39.4 ± 10.5 1.1 ± 0.6 8.5 ± 4.5
 DC-days 95 593 ± 131c * 6.6 ± 0.8 52.4 ± 5.4c 6.0 ± 0.8 47.6 ± 5.4c 1.4 ± 0.4 11.6 ± 2.9c *
 Before DC** 94 376 ± 20 1.0 ± 0.4 63.3 ± 7.0 0.6 ± 0.3 36.7 ± 7.0 0.1 ± 0.06 6.8 ± 2.8*
 In DC 95 654 ± 175a * 3.1 ± 0.6 47.9 ± 7.9a * 3.4 ± 0.9 52.1 ± 7.9a * 0.9 ± 0.3 13.0 ± 4.2a *
 After DC 95 572 ± 223 2.4 ± 0.6 55.5 ± 6.7 2.0 ± 0.5 44.5 ± 6.7 0.5 ± 0.2 11.0 ± 3.4
 Non-DC-days 112 564 ± 147 6.9 ± 1.0 54.7 ± 6.1 5.7 ± 1.0 45.3 ± 6.1 1.4 ± 0.4 10.8 ± 3.0*
Girls
 All days, overall 117 527 ± 129 6.8 ± 0.9 54.7 ± 5.9 5.7 ± 0.8 45.3 ± 5.9 1.2 ± 0.4 9.7 ± 2.9
 Sick days 11 318 ± 121 8.1 ± 2.2 65.2 ± 9.9 4.2 ± 1.2 34.8 ± 9.9 0.6 ± 0.3 5.3 ± 2.5
 DC-days 95 543 ± 144 6.8 ± 1.1 53.8 ± 6.8c 5.8 ± 1.0 46.2 ± 6.8c 1.3 ± 0.4 10.1 ± 3.1c
 Before DC** 95 351 ± 116 1.0 ± 0.4 63.4 ± 8.5 0.6 ± 0.3 36.6 ± 8.5 0.1 ± 0.06 6.0 ± 2.5
 In DC 96 580 ± 201b,d 3.2 ± 0.7 51.2 ± 9.3a 3.1 ± 0.9 48.2 ± 9.3a 0.7 ± 0.3 10.8 ± 4.3b
 After DC 95 541 ± 169 2.5 ± 0.8 55.0 ± 8.1 2.1 ± 0.6 45.0 ± 8.1 0.5 ± 0.2 10.2 ± 3.7
 Non-DC-days 113 523 ± 148 7.0 ± 0.9 55.4 ± 6.0 5.6 ± 0.9 44.6 ± 6.0 1.2 ± 0.4 9.5 ± 3.1
  1. CPM counts per minute, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, DC daycare
  2. : significant influence of settings on levels of all outcomes examined, *: significant sex differences, **: least active setting with the exception of sick days, a: significant different from after DC and before DC, b: significant different from before DC, c: significant different from non-DC-days, d: borderline significant different from after DC. ), **), b): all p-values < 0.001, *): all p-values < 0.03, a): all p-values < 0.006), c): all p-values < 0.05), d): p = 0.08