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Table 3 Analyses of COVID-19 concern, PA, and SB with perceived change in MWB during COVID-19 (n = 144)

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

  Correlation
Coefficient (R)
Unadjusted models Models adjusted for age
B (SE) OR 95% CI B (SE) OR 95% CI
COVID-19 concerna
 Discontent 8.06** − 1.14 (0.41) 0.32** 0.14, 0.72 −1.14 (0.41) 0.32** 0.14, 0.72
 Concerned 7.20** −1.09 (0.42) 0.34** 0.15, 0.76 −1.11 (0.42) 0.33** 0.15, 0.75
 Afraid 3.44 . . .   . .
PA behaviorsb
 Decrease in PA 4.10* −0.77 (0.38) 0.46* 0.22, 0.98 −0.77 (0.38) 0.47* 0.22, 0.99
 Decrease in organized sports 5.61* −1.05 (0.45) 0.35* 0.14, 0.85 −1.07 (0.46) 0.34* 0.14, 0.84
 Decrease in outside play 6.35* −1.27 (0.53) 0.28* 0.10, 0.79 −1.26 (0.53) 0.28* 0.10, 0.80
 Decrease in inside play 1.22 . . .   . .
 Decrease in family PA 0.81 . . .   .  
SBc.
 Same or increase in time sitting 4.65* −1.32 (0.64) 0.27* 0.08, 0.95 −1.22 (0.65) 0.30 0.08, 1.06
 Same or increase in screen time for entertainment 0.00 . . .   . .
 Same or increase in screen time for education 1.31 . . .   . .
  1. Statistical Significance at the P < 0.05 (*), p < 0.01(**) level
  2. PA Physical activity, SB Sedentary behaviors, MWB Mental well-being
  3. MWB, PA, and SB changes are perceived changes based on questions asking parents to report on child MWB, PA, and SB prior to and during COVID-19 restrictions
  4. aReference group for COVID-19 concern (not true)
  5. bReference group for PA behaviors (same or increase)
  6. cReference group for SB (decrease)