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Table 2 Frequencies of parent reported child MWB, PA, and SB before and during COVID- 19 restrictions (n = 144)

From: Associations of physical activity and sedentary behaviors with child mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Pre- COVID-19 During COVID-19 P-valuea
Mental well-being, n (%)b
 Lonely 1 (0.69) 48 (33.33) < 0.001
 Unhappy 1 (0.69) 16 (11.11) < 0.001
 Lack enjoyment 1 (0.69) 9 (6.25) < 0.01
 Tired 0 (0.00) 10 (6.94) < 0.001
 Restless 7 (4.86) 27 (18.75) < 0.001
 Difficulty concentrating 9 (6.25) 31 (21.52) < 0.001
 Difficulty sleeping 2 (1.39) 20 (13.88) < 0.001
 Worried 6 (4.17) 25 (17.36) < 0.001
 Angry 4 (2.78) 30 (20.83) < 0.001
COVID-19 specific mental well-being, n (%)b
 Discontentc . 108 (75.00) .
 Concernedd . 110 (76.39) .
 Afraide . 90 (62.50) .
Change in mental well-being, n (%)f
 Same or better . 38 (26.39) .
 Worse . 106 (73.61) .
Change in physical activity, n (%)f
 Same or increase . 56 (38.89) .
 Decrease . 88 (61.11) .
Change in time spent sitting, n (%)f
 Same or increase . 115 (91.26) .
 Decrease . 11 (8.73) .
  1. MWB Mental well-being, PA Physical activity, SB Sedentary behavior
  2. aMcNemar test
  3. bParents reporting if mental well-being component was sometimes true or true about their child
  4. cDiscontent with stay-at-home orders
  5. dConcerned about COVID-19
  6. eAfraid of self or family getting sick
  7. fPerceptions of change based on questions asking parents to report on child behavior and mental well-being prior to and during COVID-19 restrictions