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Table 3 Linear associations of child gender and age with time spent in each PA pattern category

From: Novel patterns of physical activity in a large sample of preschool-aged children

PA pattern category
(MVPA %)
Gender coefficienta Gender p value 95% CI Age coefficient Age p value 95% CI
Isolated spurt % (MN)b 3.02 < 0.001 2.09 3.96 −1.32 < 0.001* −2.03 −0.60
Isolated spurt % (VU)b 2.44 < 0.001 1.51 3.36 −0.07 0.8 −0.59 0.45
Isolated sustained activity % (pooled) −0.11 0.1 −0.25 0.04 0.18 < 0.001* 0.10 0.26
Clustered spurt % (pooled) 2.38 < 0.001 1.52 3.24 −1.34 < 0.001* − 1.81 −0.88
Clustered sustained activity % (pooled) −5.01 < 0.001 −6.02 −4.01 1.54 < 0.001* 1.00 2.09
  1. *Represents statistically significant P values that are  < 0.05
  2. aRepresents estimated change from male to female; Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)
  3. bIsolated spurt results are reported separately by study location because of a significant study location-by-age interaction effect (B = 1.25, p = 0.006)