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Table 1 Time spent physically active and in MVPA by gender, age, parent education and nursery/non-nursery day

From: Cross-sectional analysis of physical activity in 2–4-year-olds in England with paediatric quality of life and family expenditure on physical activity

  Physical activity (light, moderate and vigorous) (minutes per day) MVPA
(minutes per day)
Mean (SD) p-value1 Mean (SD) p-value4
Whole sample (n = 81) 141.9 (33.1) 22.2 (9.9)
Gender
 Male (n = 43) 148.9 (33.5)   24.50 (11.0)  
 Female (n = 38) 133.9 (31.3) 0.04 19.61 (7.7) 0.03
Age2
 2 years old (n = 38) 131.2 (31.1)   18.29 (8.1)  
 3–4 years old (n = 43) 151.3 (32.3) 0.01 25.67 (10.1) 0.0006
Parent Education
 Degree (n = 59) 140.3 (32.1)   21.65 (9.2)  
 No degree (n = 22) 146.2 (36.1) 0.48 23.70 (11.5) 0.41
Nursery day/non-nursery day (n = 78)3
 Nursery day 146.9 (44.3)   22.76 (13.3)  
 Non-nursery day 137.2 (33.8) 0.05 21.67 (10.4) 0.40
  1. 1 p-value for the mean difference based on t-test
  2. 2 10 children aged 4-years at time of consent
  3. 3 n = 78 as some children did not have enough data for either nursery or non-nursery days