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Table 3 Adjusted associations between daily sedentary time/segmented across the day and temporal and demographic factors

From: Objectively measured physical activity in four-year-old British children: a cross-sectional analysis of activity patterns segmented across the day

  βa(95% C.I.)
  Daily total Morning Afternoon Evening
Sex (ref: male) 10.7 (-1.9, 23.4) 6.3 (1.8, 10.8)** 2.8 (-3.1, 8.6) 2.9 (-2.4, 8.3)
Weight status (ref: normal weight)     
 Overweight 12.3 (-7.0, 31.7) 1.6 (-5.3, 8.5) 3.7 (-5.3, 12.6) 6.7 (-1.5, 14.9)
 Underweight 19.3 (-5.9, 44.5) 8.2 (-0.76, 17.3) 13.3 (1.6, 25.0)* 2.7 (-8.0, 13.4)
Child in full-time childcare (ref: part-time) 22.7 (-0.78, 46.0) 14.2 (5.9, 22.5)** 8.0 (-2.8, 8.7) 0.3 (-9.6, 10.2)
Age mother left full time education (ref: ≤16 years)     
 17-18 years 0.75 (-14.7, 16.2) -0.90 (-6.4, 4.6) -1.2 (-8.2, 5.9) 3.1 (-3.5, 9.6)
 ≥18 years 13.7 (-2.1, 29.5) 3.0 (-2.6, 8.6) 0.40 (-6.8, 7.7) 10.8 (4.1, 17.4)**
Time of the week (ref: weekday) -1.6 (-7.6, 4.3) 5.6 (2.9, 8.4)** -3.7 (-6.6, -0.80)* -2.8 (-5.8, 0.11)
Season (ref: winter)     
 Spring -3.6 (-20.9, 13.6) 0.39 (-5.5, 7.1) -5.9 (-13.8, 2.0) -1.2 (-8.5, 6.2)
 Summer -1.7 (-19.5, 16.0) 4.5 (-1.9, 11.0) -0.10 (-8.3, 8.1) -9.0 (-16.6, -1.4)*
 Autumn 5.4 (-12.5, 23.3) 0.44 (-5.7, 6.6) 2.8 (-4.9, 10.6) 2.4 (-4.8, 9.6)
  1. aβ co-efficient represents the difference in minutes spent sedentary compared to the reference category for the given time segment. Final results from a two-level random intercept models adjusted for sex, weight status, time in childcare, age child’s mother left full-time education, time of the week (weekday vs. weekend) and season (Winter: December-February; Spring: March-May; Summer: June-August; Autumn: September-November); *p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01.