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Table 6 Children's extracurricular sports participation by cardiorespiratory fitness, measured by a 1.6 km run/walk time (minutes) and PWC170 (kgm.kg-1.min-1)

From: Parental exercise is associated with Australian children's extracurricular sports participation and cardiorespiratory fitness: A cross-sectional study

Number of sports Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  1.6 km run/walk (mins and secs) PWC170 (kgm.kg-1.min-1)
  Boys Girls Boys Girls
0–1 sport 8 m 18 s (3.6 s)
(n = 727)
10 m 6 s (4.8)
(n = 838)
14.5 (0.21)
(n = 339)
10.6 (0.17)
(n = 382)
2 sports 8 m 12 s (3.0 s)
(n = 837)
9 m 54 s (4.2)
(n = 788)
14.6 (0.17)
(n = 358)
11.0 (0.15)
(n = 358)
3 sports 8 m 0 s (3.0 s)
(n = 696)
9 m 42 s (4. 2)
(n = 607)
14.7 (0.16)
(n = 314)
11.5 (0.16)
(n = 268)
4+ sports 7 m 48 s (3.6 s)
(n = 814)
9 m 24 s (4.8)
(n = 652)
14.9 (0.19)
(n = 322)
11.9 (0.21)
(n = 278)
Test for trend p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.09 p < 0.001
  1. Values are least squares means (standard error) adjusted for age, SES & school type
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