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Table 3 Mean of proportion of vigorous activity (VPA%) and standard deviations (SD) and number of scans made (n) by sex and activity type

From: A stepped-wedge implementation and evaluation of the healthy active peaceful playgrounds for youth (HAPPY) intervention

Context of Physical Activity observations (via SOPARC) Recess & lunch behaviour (VPA%) Boys recess & lunch behaviour (VPA%) Girls recess & lunch behaviour (VPA%) Between group difference for Boys and Girls (95% CI)
Baseline Follow-up Baseline Follow-up Baseline Follow-up Baseline Follow-up
M (SD) n (n = 114) M (SD) n (n = 599) M (SD) n (n = 58) M (SD) n (n = 299) M (SD) n (n = 56) M (SD) n (n = 300) Mean Diff. (p-value) Mean Diff (p-value)
Aerobics/Dance 50.0 (6.4) 2 41.0 (18.8) 9 N/A N/A 50.0 (6.4) 2 41.0 (18.8) 9 N/A N/A
Basketball 100 (N/A) 1 18.6** (20.6) 28 100 (0) 1 30.5** (19.4) 16 N/A 2.8 (7.0) 12 N/A 27.7 (< 0.01**)
Rugby/Touch Football 18.2 (N/A) 1 57.9 (23.6) 34 18.2 (N/A) 1 55.3 (22.0) 31 N/A 84.8 (26.2) 3 N/A 29.5 (< 0.18)
Handball 16.6 (15.7) 14 33.4** (22.2) 56 15.5 (16.2) 10 35.8** (22.0) 50 19.3 (16.6) 4 14.1 (12.8) 6 3.8 (< 0.71) 21.6 (< 0.01*)
Soccer 39.8 (21.2) 22 56.9** (19.1) 125 42.9 (21.3) 17 55.9* (18.0) 93 29.3 (19.0) 5 59.9* (22.1) 32 13.6 (< 0.21) 3.9 (< 0.36)
  1. N.B. ** Statistically significant at p < 0.01
  2. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05
  3. nNumber of scans observing physical activity context