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Table 3 Average activity levels for children and their mothers at age 6, stratified by time of day and week

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

  Sedentary time (minutes) Difference by sex Moderate to vigorous physical activity (minutes) Difference by sex
Morning (6-9 am)
 Children 60.3 (26.4) p = 0.350 5.2 (6.1) p = 0.043
 Mothers 65.8 (30.2) 2.0 (3.5)
School (9 am-3 pm)
 Children 109.7 (48.2) p = 0.0006 34.7 (22.3) p < 0.0001
 Mothers 175.8 (64.9) 6.4 (8.4)
Evening (3-11 pm)
 Children 135.5 (59.1) p = 0.357 27.2 (22.7) p < 0.0001
 Mothers 184.9 (60.7) 4.8 (6.4)
Weekday (6 am – 11 pm)
 Children 300.7 (93.7) p = 0.764 69.2 (35.1) p < 0.0001
 Mothers 416.8 (114.0) 14.3 (13.5)
Weekday (6 am – 11 pm)
 Children 321.0 (102.9) p = 0.523 56.2 (42.3) p < 0.0001
 Mothers 449.7 (120.4) 9.3 (12.4)
  1. All values are mean (sd) unless stated otherwise; sd standard deviation