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Table 1 Baseline (spring 2015), year 1 (spring 2016), and year 2 (spring 2017) characteristics of the afterschool programs and children in attendance

From: Statewide dissemination and implementation of physical activity standards in afterschool programs: two-year results

  Baseline (Spring 2015) End of 1st year (Spring 2016) End of 2nd year (Spring 2017)
Child Characteristics
 Sample Size (N) 1117 1173 1228
 Boys (percentage) 56% 53% 52%
 Age (years, SD) 7.7 ± 1.7 8.0 ± 1.7 7.8 ± 1.7
 Race/Ethnicity (percentage)
  Black 31% 36% 37%
  Hispanic 3% 2% 2%
  Other 5% 3% 5%
  White 62% 60% 56%
 Height (cm, SD) 128.5 ± 11.3 131.8 ± 12.2 130.4 ± 38.1
 Weight (lbs, SD) 67.1 ± 23.3 72.0 ± 24.4 73.1 ± 30.6
Afterschool Program Schedule
 Total Program Length (mins/day, SD) 195 ± 29 193 ± 32 200 ± 18
  Snack 11% ± 5% 11% ± 5% 11% ± 5%
  Academics/Enrichment 26% ± 11% 37% ± 12% 33% ± 9%
  Other 6% ± 4% 5% ± 4% 11% ± 8%
  Physical Activity 57% ± 16% 47% ± 16% 45% ± 13%
   Free Play 58% ± 26% 64% ± 26% 65% ± 29%
   Organized 43% ± 26% 36% ± 26% 35% ± 29%
Afterschool Program Characteristics
 Households in Poverty (percent, SD) 13% ± 6   
 Receive State of Federal Reimbursement for Snack 35%   
 Serve a Hot Meal (percent of ASPs) 10%   
 Receive State of Federal Reimbursement for Meal 10%   
 Available Program Space (ft2, SD)
  Indoor 9128 ± 4386   
  Outdoor 137,755 ± 87,095   
 Location
  YMCA 44%   
  School 56%   
Accelerometer Estimates of Physical Activity
 Sample with valid accelerometer data (N) 1078 1160 1166
 Activity Intensity (mins/day, SD)
  Sedentary 64.3 ± 24.6 60.1 ± 22.6 55.8 ± 19.9
  Light Physical Activity 41.2 ± 17.9 43.6 ± 15.1 43.0 ± 13.7
  Moderate Physical Activity 11.0 ± 6.6 11.6 ± 6.1 11.8 ± 5.3
  Vigorous Physical Activity 10.4 ± 7.7 10.7 ± 7.2 12.0 ± 7.3
  Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity 21.4 ± 13.5 22.3 ± 12.4 23.8 ± 11.8
  Percent Meeting MVPA 30 min/day Standard 25.9% 26.5% 30.0%
 Total Time in Attendance 127.0 ± 34.2 126.0 ± 33.5 122.6 ± 30.0
  1. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding