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Table 2 Change in moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity and sedentary time between Year 1 (5-6 years) and Year 4 (8-9 years) for children who provided data at both timepoints (N = 29)

From: Parents’ perspectives of change in child physical activity & screen-viewing between Y1 (5-6) & Y4 (8-9) of primary school: implications for behaviour change

Interview No. Child gender Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (minutes per day) Sedentary Time (minutes per day)
Year 1 Year 4 Change Year 1 Year 4 Change
2 Boy 123.30 75.70 −47.60 390.67 537.37 146.70
4 Girl 73.61 72.39 −1.22 315.11 434.78 119.67
6 Boy 64.17 58.11 −6.06 334.67 493.83 159.16
7 Girl 49.25 64.07 14.82 280.29 749.80 469.51
10 Girl 35.83 16.33 −19.50 403.17 519.38 116.21
12 Girl 65.17 71.30 6.13 269.53 436.90 167.37
14 Girl 44.73 63.27 18.54 485.30 421.03 − 64.27
15 Girl 73.67 35.47 −38.20 375.07 476.93 101.86
16 Girl 51.33 57.17 5.84 395.46 426.00 30.54
17 Boy 47.93 68.67 20.74 334.23 423.30 89.07
18 Boy 68.27 85.83 17.56 402.57 364.13 −38.44
20 Boy 71.00 47.28 −23.72 334.50 420.39 85.89
23 Boy 54.97 63.17 8.20 404.10 390.46 −13.64
24 Girl 67.56 42.87 −24.69 372.56 430.67 58.11
25 Girl 53.67 83.87 30.20 328.00 351.33 23.33
27 Girl 56.75 54.61 −2.14 417.58 345.22 −72.36
29 Girl 62.83 56.25 −6.58 362.83 453.00 90.17
30 Girl 41.33 51.60 10.27 371.50 414.73 43.23
31 Girl 45.77 63.73 17.96 369.10 422.57 53.47
32 Boy 108.83 85.94 −22.89 243.50 413.28 169.78
33 Girl 33.33 48.53 15.20 468.33 456.17 −12.16
37 Boy 37.10 37.87 0.77 412.97 416.80 3.83
38 Boy 95.23 90.79 −4.44 314.27 373.79 59.52
40 Boy 52.80 33.60 −19.20 410.47 474.03 63.56
41 Boy 62.08 38.50 −23.58 358.71 315.13 −43.58
43 Boy 40.67 35.63 −5.04 374.67 527.30 152.63
45 Girl 63.75 51.25 −12.50 331.00 447.50 116.50
48 Boy 50.53 49.25 −1.28 442.77 482.96 40.19
51 Girl 70.13 75.70 5.57 305.53 421.93 116.40
Mean (SD) change:    −3.00 (18.71)    76.97 (102.86)
  1. one participant (Interview 3) participated at Year 1 but did not provide valid PA data