Skip to main content

Table 1 Description of STARS participants with or without valid accelerometer data

From: The use of coping strategies “shift-persist” mediates associations between physical activity and mental health problems in adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  With
(n = 1284)
Without (n = 999) P
Age (year) 13.6 ± 0.4 13.6 ± 0.4 ns
Male 41.4% 48.4% < 0.001
Family SES    ns
 Low 25.8% 28.9%  
 Medium 59.6% 57.9%  
 High 14.6% 13.2%  
Living with both parents 74.6% 72.7% ns
Swedish background (%) 82.6% 74.3% < 0.001
BMI z-score 0.26 ± 0.96 0.32 ± 1.00 ns
Overweight/Obesity (%) 14.5% 17.5% 0.031
Stress 15.3 ± 6.2 15.9 ± 6.1 0.022
 Q1 low 0–11 0–11  
 Q2 medium low 12–15 12–15  
 Q3 medium high 16–20 16–20  
 Q4 high 21–36 21–36  
Psychosomatic symptoms 11.4 ± 5.4 12.0 ± 5.9 0.012
 Q1 low 0–8 0–8  
 Q2 medium low 9–11 9–11  
 Q3 medium high 12–15 12–15  
 Q4 high 16–32 16–32  
  1. BMI Body mass index, SES Socioeconomic status, ns Not significant