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Table 1 PA related personality in NW and OW children

From: Objectively measured physical activity, physical activity related personality and body mass index in 6- to 10-yr-old children: a cross-sectional study

  NW OW t-value
Born tired° (-) 2.0 ± 1.2 2.5 ± 1.2 -2.1*
Moves slowly° (-) 1.4 ± 0.8 2.5 ± 1.3 -5.5***
Is often tired° (-) 1.9 ± 0.9 2.5 ± 1.3 -2.6**
Lacks energy° (-) 1.5 ± 0.9 2.3 ± 1.4 -3.7***
Avoids physical efforts°(-) 1.6 ± 0.9 2.5 ± 1.2 -4.3***
Prefers watching playing children
instead of joining them° (-)
1.5 ± 1.0 2.0 ± 1.2 -2.4**
Is always active° (+) 3.7 ± 1.0 3.0 ± 1.1 2.7**
Needs to let himself/herself go° (+) 4.0 ± 1.0 3.5 ± 0.9 2.8**
Has a lot of energy° (+) 4.0 ± 1.0 3.5 ± 1.3 2.5**
TOTAL SCORE° (+) 4.2 ± 0.7 3.5 ± 0.8 5.2***
  1. °5-point scale (not true at all to very true)
  2. *p < .05
  3. **p < .01
  4. ***p < .001