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Table 4 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Outcomes by Indoor, Outdoor and ‘In Vehicle’ Locations (n = 66)

From: Places where preschoolers are (in)active: an observational study on Latino preschoolers and their parents using objective measures

Physical activity outcomes Descriptive statistics – mean (SD) Meta-regression analyses – average regression coefficient (95 % confidence intervals)a
  Indoors Outdoors In vehicle Indoors vs Outdoors p Indoors vs In vehicle p
Accelerometer counts per 30 seconds 313 (525) 361 (594) 121 (239) 1.13 (1.09, 1.16) <.001 0.56 (0.51, 0.62) <.001
Engaging in sedentary behavior (% time) 46 (50) 43 (50) 64 (48) 0.86 (0.81, 0.91) <.001 1.59 (1.38, 1.82) <.001
Engaging in MVPA (% time) 11 (35) 14 (35) 2 (15) 1.43 (1.30, 1.58) <.001 0.39 (0.34, 0.45) <.001
  1. Note: MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. % time refers to % of valid accelerometry/GPS time. SD standard deviation represents the total within- and between-person variability in the physical activity outcomes. p p-value. aAverage regression coefficients for accelerometer counts per 30 s represent the proportional difference between average accelerometer counts when indoors vs. outdoors, and when indoors vs. in vehicle. Average regression coefficients for sedentary behavior and MVPA represent the odds ratios of engaging in such activities when indoors vs outdoors and when indoors vs in vehicle. Individual regression models (that were included in the meta-regression) were adjusted for temporal and spatial autocorrelation