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Table 2 The status of meeting the PA guidelines and various kinds of parental support

From: Associations between various kinds of parental support and physical activity among children and adolescents in Shanghai, China: gender and age differences

  Total Boys Girls
(n = 61,429) (n = 31,143) (n = 30,286)
n % n % n %
MVPA 11,936 19.4 6660 21.4 5276 17.4*
Parental support
 PAEN
  Low 23,597 38.4 11,673 37.5 11,924 39.4
  High 37,832 61.6 19,470 62.5 18,362 60.6
 PAIV
  Low 45,470 74.0 23,192 74.5 22,278 73.6
  High 15,959 26.0 7951 25.5 8008 26.4
 PAFS
  Low 27,347 44.5 14,041 45.1 13,306 43.9
  High 34,082 55.5 17,102 54.9 16,980 56.1
 PAMD
  Low 38,791 63.1 19,721 63.3 19,070 63.0
  High 22,638 36.9 11,422 36.7 11,216 37.0
  1. MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, PA Physical activity, PAEN Parental encouragement, PAFS Parental financial support, PAIV Parental involvement, PAMD Parental modeling
  2. *Compared between boys and girls (p < 0.001)