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Table 3 Means (Standard Deviations) of physical activity intensities (min/hr) for preschoolers in the control and experimental conditions

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

Time LPA MVPA TPA Sedentary Time
Control Exp. Control Exp. Control Exp. Control Exp.
Baseline 21.20 (3.69) 21.64 (2.93) 5.96 (2.32) 5.38 (2.12) 27.15 (5.13) 27.02 (4.15) 32.85 (5.25) 32.98 (4.15)
Post 20.28 (3.23) 21.85 (3.07) 6.33 (2.63) 7.05 (2.63) 26.61 (4.86) 28.89 (4.38) 33.39 (4.86) 31.11 (4.38)
Diff (95% CI) 0.91 (−0.29 to 2.11) 1.28 (0.57 to 1.99) 2.15 (0.58 to 3.72) −2.13 (−3.72 to −0.54)
6 month 20.89 (3.88) 20.58 (5.04) 5.94 (2.11) 4.69 (1.86) 26.83 (4.80) 25.27 (6.37) 33.17 (4.80) 34.73 (6.37)
Diff (95% CI) −0.79 (−2.30 to 0.72) −0.58 (−1.48 to 0.32) −1.38 (−3.36 to 0.60) 1.40 (−0.60 to 3.40)
12 month 20.11 (2.74) 19.93 (3.73) 6.25 (2.16) 5.96 (2.57) 26.36 (3.68) 25.90 (5.63) 33.64 (3.68) 34.10 (5.63)
Diff (95% CI) −0.87 (−2.54 to 0.80) −0.19 (0.51) (−1.19 to 0.81) −1.04 (−3.22 to 1.14) 1.16 (−1.05 to 3.37)
  1. LPA light physical activity, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, TPA total physical activity, Exp. experimental condition
  2. Reported differences for each time period represent the difference between groups (experimental minus control), when compared with baseline