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Table 3 Changes in EPAO scores and weather from baseline to 3 month follow-up

From: Impact of scheduling multiple outdoor free-play periods in childcare on child moderate-to-vigorous physical activity: a cluster randomised trial

  Intervention Control Intervention–control
Baseline Mean n = 38 Follow-up Mean n = 31 Baseline Mean n = 48 Follow-up Mean n = 41 Adjusted difference between group (95% CI) p-value
Physical Activity Environment Total Score 12.30 (2.38) 12.13 (2.04) 12.74 (3.07) 12.78 (2.73) 0.66 (−4.18–2.86) 0.68
Physical activity environment subscales
Active Opportunities 12.24 (4.02) 14.03 (3.96) 12.92 (2.93) 12.74 (4.53) 1.11 (−4.73–6.95) 0.67
Sedentary Opportunities 21.17 (3.87) 19.25 (4.53) 18.22 (5.06) 18.86 (4.81) 0.59 (−4.14–5.32) 0.78
Sedentary Environment 13.33 (0.00) 17.33 (3.65) 13.33 (9.43) 9.33 (7.60) 8.00 (−0.70–26.70) 0.07
Portable Play Environment 11.43 (2.86) 9.71 (3.83) 12.00 (4.69) 11.43 (4.52) −1.71 (−7.82–4.40) 0.54
Fixed Play Environment 6.75 (1.90) 7.00 (3.01) 8.00 (1.90) 10.25 (1.85) −3.25 (−6.90–0.40) 0.07
Staff Behaviours 14.42 (3.33) 11.42 (4.45) 14.92 (3.52) 13.02 (2.80) −1.33 (−4.71–2.06) 0.39
Physical Activity Training and Education 11.33 (7.30) 8.67 (5.58) 15.33 (7.30) 16.67 (4.71) 8.00 (−15.53–0.47) 0.04
Physical Activity Policy 4.00 (8.94) 8.57 (10.69) 4.00 (8.94) 4.00 (8.94) 4.00 (−17.05–9.05) 0.50
Weather
 Minimum temperature (degrees Celsius, mean, SD) 10.33 (3.2) 17.83 (2.7) 8.16 (3.5) 15.32 (2.4) 1.46 (−1.05–3.97) 0.22
 Maximum temperature (degrees Celsius, mean, SD) 21.72 (3.1) 29.95 (4.4) 23.53 (1.8) 31.41 (4.9) 3.20 (0.44–5.96) 0.03
 UV index (mean, SD) 4.74 (0.9) 9.82 (0.9) 5.22 (0.9) 9.58 (0.6) −0.47 (−1.33–0.40) 0.25
  1. p-value < 0.05 is considered significant added