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Table 2 Average daily activity levels for children and their mothers at age 6, and change between age 4–6

From: The association between maternal-child physical activity levels at the transition to formal schooling: cross-sectional and prospective data from the Southampton Women’s Survey

  Age 6 Change (Age 4–6)
Children Mothers Children Mothers
Valid days 5.3 (1.9) 5.4 (1.8)
Valid hours per day 13.6 (0.6) 13.6 (0.6)
Sedentary time (minutes/day) 307.8 (3.2)a 426.2 (4.1) 42.1 (91.6) 4.5 (105.3)
Light physical activity (minutes/day) 445.3 (3.1)b 426.2 (4.1) −57.0 (88.9) −22.5 (98.8)
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (minutes/day) 65.4 (1.2)c 24.3 (0.83) 3.8 (56.2) 6.9 (15.8)
Percent of days activity guidelines metd 50.1 30.3
Percent of participants meeting PA guidelines on 50% of measurement days 57.5 3.2
  1. All values are mean (sd) unless stated otherwise; sd: standard deviation; a difference by sex p = 0.132; b difference by sex p = 0.045; c difference by sex p < 0.001; d Children’s guideline: 60 min of MVPA, Adult: 30 min MVPA