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Table 2 Physical literacy scoresa stratified by weight statusb (n = 8343)

From: Associations between domains of physical literacy by weight status in 8- to 12-year-old Canadian children

  Healthy-weight
(n = 5307)
Overweight/obese
(n = 3036)
Difference
p valuec
Cohen’s d
effect sized
Modified Physical Competence 19.2 ± 4.7 17.2 ± 4.1 <  0.001 0.44
Daily Behaviour 18.9 ± 7.4 17.9 ± 7.7 <  0.001 0.13
Motivation and Confidence 12.7 ± 2.7 12.3 ± 2.8 <  0.001 0.15
Knowledge and Understanding 12.1 ± 2.7 12.0 ± 2.8 0.024 0.05
Total CAPL score 62.8 ± 12.1 59.3 ± 11.6 <  0.001 0.30
  1. CAPL Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy
  2. aData are presented as means ± standard deviation
  3. bBody weight status was defined according to the World Health Organization reference data [20]
  4. cPhysical literacy scores were compared using multivariate analysis of variance
  5. dEffect sizes are considered negligible if < 0.2, small if between 0.2 and 0.5, moderate if between 0.5 and 0.8, and important if > 0.8