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Table 4 Physical activity and its correlates, association with pubertal stage at age 11 among Norwegian children

From: Stability and change in potential correlates of physical activity and association with pubertal status among Norwegian children in the transition between childhood and adolescence

  Girls (402a) Pb Boys (423a) Pb
  Pre-pubertal (11 %) Early pubertal (19 %) Mid/late/post pubertal (70 %) Pre-pubertal (32 %) Early pubertal (52 %) Mid/late/post pubertal (16 %)  
Self-reported PA (mins/day)c 78.6 78.8 83.9 0.38 86.8 88.0 94.0 0.31
Enjoyment of PA 4.19 4.14 4.13 0.92 3.99 4.16 4.39 0.003
Self-efficacy 3.88 3.91 3.91 0.96 3.77 3.86 4.04 0.06
Perceived parental support 2.23 2.3 2.36 0.47 2.32 2.38 2.70 0.003
Perceived support from teachers 1.59 1.69 1.69 0.65 1.60 1.63 2.02 <0.001
Perceived support from friends 2.87 2.73 2.88 0.49 2.98 3.08 3.22 0.26
Perceived environmental opportunities 4.21 4.20 4.321 0.28 4.27 4.22 4.36 0.42
Perceived social inclusion 4.55 4.39 4.41 0.32 4.46 4.45 4.56 0.39
  1. a N varies slightly between variables.
  2. bP values for the difference between pubertal groups computed using ANOVA except for C for which ANCOVA was used (adjustment for BMI done).