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Table 5 Summary of overall findings

From: Systematic review of the relationships between combinations of movement behaviours and health indicators in the early years (0-4 years)

Health indicator No. of studies No. of participants Quality of evidence Summary of findings
Critical
 Adiposity 8 7046 Very low to low 3/7 studies that examined the most ideal combinations of sedentary behaviour and physical activity found favourable associations with at least 1 adiposity indicator. 1/1 study that examined the most ideal combinations of sleep and sedentary behaviour found favourable associations with at least 1 adiposity indicator.
 Motor development 2 1245 Low 2/2 studies that examined the most ideal combinations of sedentary behaviour and physical activity found favourable associations with at least 1 motor development indicator.
 Fitness 1 307 Very low 1/1 study that examined the most ideal combinations of sedentary behaviour and physical activity found favourable associations with at least 1 fitness indicator.
 Growth 2 331 Very low to moderate No studies that examined the most ideal combinations of sedentary behaviour and physical activity found favourable associations with at least 1 growth indicator.