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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of participants

From: Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with physical literacy in a large sample of Canadian children aged 8 to 12 years

  Boys (n = 4710) Girls (n = 4683) Total (n = 9393)
Age (years) 10.1 (1.2) 10.1 (1.2) 10.1 (1.2)
Maturity offset (predicted from age (years) and standing height (cm)) [30] −2.7 (0.9) −1.5 (1.1) − 2.1 (1.2)
Site (n, %)
 Victoria, British Columbia 258 (5.5) 220 (4.7) 478 (5.1)
 Lethbridge, Alberta 532 (11.3) 531 (11.3) 1063 (11.3)
 Calgary, Alberta 620 (13.2) 619 (13.2) 1239 (13.2)
 Winnipeg, Manitoba 607 (12.9) 610 (13.0) 1217 (13.0)
 North Bay, Ontario 529 (11.2) 578 (12.3) 1107 (11.8)
 Windsor, Ontario 637 (13.5) 569 (12.2) 1206 (12.8)
 Ottawa, Ontario 350 (7.4) 359 (7.7) 709 (7.5)
 Trois-Rivières, Québec 56 (1.2) 34 (0.7) 90 (1.0)
 Halifax, Nova Scotia 390 (8.3) 407 (8.7) 797 (8.5)
 Antigonish, Nova Scotia 482 (10.2) 506 (10.8) 988 (10.5)
 Charlottetown, P.E.I. 249 (5.3) 250 (5.3) 499 (5.3)
Independent variable
 20mSRT (# laps) 25.8 (15.8) 20.9 (11.6) 23.4 (14.1)
 Running speed at the last completed stage (km/h)a
  8-year-olds 8.9 (2.1) 8.8 (1.6) 8.8 (1.8)
  9-year-olds 9.1 (1.6) 8.9 (1.6) 9.0 (1.6)
  10-year-olds 9.2 (1.5) 9.0 (1.3) 9.1 (1.4)
  11-year-olds 9.4 (1.5) 9.2 (1.2) 9.3 (1.3)
  12-year-olds 9.5 (1.6) 9.3 (1.2) 9.4 (1.4)
Dependent variables
 Physical Literacy
  Total CAPL score (0–100) 63.9 (12.4) 63.7 (10.9) 63.8 (11.7)
 Physical Competence domain
  Total domain score (0–32) 20.8 (4.3) 20.8 (4.2) 20.8 (4.2)
  Handgrip score (kg) 34.5 (9.6) 32.6 (9.2) 33.6 (9.5)
  Prone plank score (sec) 62.0 (44.2) 61.3 (42.7) 61.5 (43.5)
  Sit-and-reach score (cm) 25.4 (7.6) 30.9 (8.3) 28.1 (8.4)
  Waist circumference (cm) 67.4 (11.0) 67.2 (10.6) 67.3 (10.8)
  Body mass index (kg/m2) 18.9 (3.9) 19.0 (3.8) 19.0 (3.8)
  CAMSA score 31.5 (5.9) 30.4 (5.7) 31.0 (5.8)
 Daily Behaviour domain
  Total domain score (0–32) 18.6 (7.9) 18.4 (7.4) 18.5 (7.6)
  Average daily step counts 12,405 (4081) 10,793 (3508) 11,530 (3865)
  Self-reported screen time (h) 2.7 (2.1) 2.2 (1.8) 2.5 (1.9)
  Self-reported physical activity (days/week meeting the guidelines) 5.0 (2.0) 4.9 (1.9) 5.0 (1.9)
 Motivation and Confidence domain
  Total domain score (0–18) 12.7 (2.8) 12.2 (2.6) 12.5 (2.7)
  Benefits and barriers 1.6 (1.2) 1.5 (1.1) 1.6 (1.2)
  Activity levels compared to peers 0.7 (0.2) 0.7 (0.2) 0.7 (0.2)
  Skill level compared to peers 0.7 (0.2) 0.6 (0.2) 0.7 (0.2)
  CSAPPA adequacy score 4.8 (0.9) 4.6 (0.9) 4.7 (0.9)
  CSAPPA predilection score 4.8 (1.0) 4.8 (1.0) 4.8 (1.0)
 Knowledge and Understanding domain
  Total domain score (0–18) 11.8 (2.8) 12.2 (2.6) 12.0 (2.7)
  CAPL questionnaire score 11.8 (2.8) 12.2 (2.6) 12.0 (2.7)
  1. Note: Variables are presented as means (±SD) unless otherwise stated
  2. 20mSRT 20-m shuttle run test, CAMSA Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment, CAPL Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy, CSAPPA Children’s Self-Perception and Adequacy in and Predilection for Physical Activity
  3. a20mSRT results are reported as running speed (km/h) at the last completed stage and number of laps completed for each age group as recommended by Tomkinson et al. [19]