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Table 4 Mean difference in the children’s change in sedentary minutes per day between Year 1 and Year 4 associated with parents’ change in sedentary time between Year 1 and Year 4 using multiple imputation (N = 685)a

From: Association of parents’ and children’s physical activity and sedentary time in Year 4 (8–9) and change between Year 1 (5–6) and Year 4: a longitudinal study

Exposure Child’s change in sedentary time Year 1 to Year 4 (mins/day)
All Mean difference (95% CI) Boys Mean difference (95% CI) Girls Mean difference (95% CI) P for gender interaction
Parent’s change in sedentary time Year 1 to Year 4 (mins/day) N = 685 N = 323 N = 362  
 Female parent Model 1 0.03 (−0.14, 0.20) −0.03 (−0.25, 0.18) 0.11 (−0.17, 0.40) 0.40
Model 2 0.03 (−0.14, 0.20) −0.05 (−0.26, 0.17) 0.12 (−0.14, 0.39) 0.32
 Male parent Model 1 0.01 (−0.11, 0.12) 0.06 (−0.13, 0.25) −0.05 (−0.26, 0.16) 0.35
Model 2 0.00 (−0.12, 0.12) 0.07 (−0.12, 0.26) −0.06 (−0.26, 0.15) 0.30
  1. aModel 1 is adjusted for child’s age at Year 1 and gender; Model 2 is additionally adjusted for the child’s BMI z score, number of siblings, household IMD score and the female/male parent’s age and BMI at Year 1