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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of enrolled preschoolers

From: Impact of the Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) intervention on preschoolers’ physical activity levels and sedentary time: a single-blind cluster randomized controlled trial

Variable Control Intervention p-value
Age (months), M (SD) 38.72 (7.24) 40.61 (7.31) .03
Sex (male/female), n 76/62 102/98 .46
BMI Percentiles, M (SD) 56.03 (29.69) 58.21 (27.78) .26
Hours in Childcare (hours)    .82
  < 10 3 4  
 10–19 8 18  
 20–29 16 23  
 30+ 95 142  
Ethnicity    .48
 Caucasian 87 142  
 African Canadian 1 4  
 Aboriginal 5 4  
 Arab 2 3  
 Latin-American 3 6  
 Asian 7 7  
 Other 19 19  
Family Income    .65
  < $20,000 11 9  
 $20,000–$39,999 13 14  
 $40,000–$59,999 10 14  
 $60,000–$79,999 12 11  
 $80,000–$99,999 8 16  
 $100,000–$119,999 10 15  
 $120,000–$149,999 11 20  
  > $150,000 28 45  
Highest Level of Education    .92
 Elementary 1 2  
 Secondary 9 9  
 College 42 62  
 University 42 60  
 Graduate School 28 47  
Family Situation    .45
 Single Parent 22 23  
 Double Parent 94 153  
 Other 2 2  
  1. Frequencies (n) unless otherwise noted. Groups were compared using independent t-tests for continuous data and x 2 tests were used for categorical