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Table 2 Spearman’s correlations between the PA of the mothers and fathers and their children

From: Parental physical activity is associated with objectively measured physical activity in young children in a sex-specific manner: the GECKO Drenthe cohort

  All children
TPA Sedentary behaviour LPA MPA VPA MVPA
Physical activity (PA) Mother
 Total PA 0.018 −0.013 0.023 0.016 0.030 0.020
 Light PA 0.003 0.024 0.004 −0.023 0.003 −0.020
 Moderate PA 0.000 −0.070 0.042 0.041 0.007 0.035
 Vigorous PA 0.047 −0.038 0.004 0.072 0.068 0.072
 Moderate-to-vigorous PA 0.019 −0.076 0.044 0.062 0.020 0.052
 Sports 0.040 −0.083* 0.070 0.058 0.066 0.064
 Leisure time PA 0.052 −0.082* 0.067 0.073 0.065 0.079*
 Active commuting −0.050 0.085* −0.032 − 0.048 − 0.011 −0.030
Physical activity (PA) Father
 Total PA 0.010 0.013 0.078 −0.046 0.010 −0.022
 Light PA −0.032 0.051 0.025 −0.098* −0.031 − 0.079
 Moderate PA 0.027 −0.021 0.011 0.030 0.011 0.030
 Vigorous PA 0.024 −0.014 0.038 0.066 0.056 0.064
 Moderate-to-vigorous PA 0.041 −0.028 0.019 0.056 0.035 0.056
 Sports −0.010 0.000 0.000 0.041 0.049 0.040
 Leisure time PA −0.002 − 0.039 0.080 − 0.021 0.015 0.001
 Active commuting −0.034 0.064 −0.024 −0.040 − 0.038 −0.040
  1. All the participants were recruited from the GECKO Drenthe birth cohort (babies born between 1 April 2006 and 1 April 2007 in Drenthe, the Netherlands) and measured for PA between 2009 and 2012 when aged 4–7 years
  2. *p < 0.05, values indicate Spearman’s rho