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Table 2 Association between time spent in care and children’s physical activity

From: UK Preschool-aged children’s physical activity levels in childcare and at home: a cross-sectional exploration

  Activity intensity β (95 % CI)
  Sedentary LPA MVPA
Hours in care^
 Boys −0.5 (−0.7, −0.3)*** 0.1 (−0.1, 0.3) 0.4 (0.1, 0.7)**
 Girls −0.6 (−0.8, −0.4)*** 0.5 (0.3, 0.6)*** 0.1 (−0.1, 0.4)
Time in care
 Boys
  Part-time (vs. no care) −1.6 (−3.1, −0.1)* −0.3 (−1.5, 0.8) 1.8 (0.0, 3.7) *
  Full-time (vs. no care) −4.9 (−6.3, −3.4)*** −0.1 (−1.2, 1.0) 5.0 (3.2, 6.9)***
  Full-time (vs: part-time) −3.3 (−5.0, −1.5)*** 0.4 (−1.2, 1.5) 3.2 (1.0, 5.4)***
 Girls
  Part-time (vs. no care) −1.6 (−3.2, −0.2)* −0.2 (−1.3, 0.9) 1.8 (0.1, 3.4)*
  Full-time (vs. no care) −3.0 (−4.5, −1.5)*** 0.0 (−1.0, 1.1) 3.0 (1.4, 4.5)***
  Full-time (vs: part-time) −1.4 (−3.2, 0.5) 0.3 (−1.0, 1.5) 1.2 (−0.8, 3.1)
  1. Analyses use 687 observations for girls, 705 observations for boys; β: minutes per hour spent sedentary or active on days in care vs. reference category; 95 % CI: 95 % confidence interval; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.005
  2. ^β: minutes per hour spent sedentary or active for each one hour increase spent in care