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Table 3 Spearman’s correlations between the PA of the mothers and fathers stratified for sons and daughters

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

  Sons Daughters
Sedentary MVPA Sedentary MVPA
Physical activity (PA) Mother
 Total PA −0.062 0.000 0.040 0.078
 Light PA −0.027 −0.038 0.076 0.035
 Moderate PA −0.055 0.034 −0.085 0.057
 Vigorous PA 0.026 0.007 −0.051 0.159*
 Moderate-to-vigorous PA −0.070 0.047 −0.080 0.078
 Sports −0.072 −0.003 − 0.091 0.133*
 Leisure time PA −0.080 0.059 −0.084 0.127*
 Active commuting 0.037 −0.054 0.146* −0.016
Physical activity (PA) Father
 Total PA 0.041 −0.092 −0.014 0.075
 Light PA 0.122* −0.228** −0.019 0.072
 Moderate PA −0.079 0.147* 0.038 −0.067
 Vigorous PA 0.049 −0.027 −0.083 0.141*
 Moderate-to-vigorous PA −0.061 0.132* 0.002 −0.003
 Sports 0.069 −0.046 −0.073 0.103
 Leisure time PA −0.036 −0.002 − 0.053 0.021
 Active commuting 0.087 −0.080 0.045 −0.026
  1. All 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, **p < 0.01, values indicate Spearman’s rho