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Table 1 Descriptive baseline anthropometric and physical activity data (mean ± SD)

From: Children's physical activity levels during school recess: a quasi-experimental intervention study

  Boy Girl
School Exp Con Exp Con
Age (Years) 8.3 ± 1.8 7.8 ± 1.5 8.3 ± 1.9 7.9 ± 1.4
Stature (m) 1.33 ± 0.09* 1.30 ± 0.09* 1.31 ± 0.09 1.29 ± 0.11
Body Mass (kg) 32.6 ± 8.1* 28.9 ± 7.9* 30.5 ± 8.2 29.7 ± 9.1
Body Mass Index (kgm -2 ) 18.2 ± 2.9* 16.8 ± 2.7* 17.6 ± 3 17.6 ± 3
MVPA (% recess) 30.8 ± 11.7 33.1 ± 13.7 21.9 ± 9.9^ 27 ± 10.4^
VPA (% recess) 4.5 ± 4.1# 7 ± 5.7# 2.9 ± 3.6^ 6.5 ± 4.9^
  1. * Significant t test intergroup result: Experimental boys < Control boys; p < 0.05
  2. # Significant t test intergroup result: Experimental boys > Control boys; p < 0.05
  3. ^ Significant t test intergroup result: Experimental girls > Control girls; p < 0.01