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Table 1 Participant characteristics and validation measures

From: Validation of the Activity Preference Assessment: a tool for quantifying children’s implicit preferences for sedentary and physical activities

  All (n = 60) Boys (n = 30) Girls (n = 30)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age
8–12 years 29 (48%) 16 (53%) 13 (43%)
13–17 years 31 (52%) 14 (47%) 17 (57%)
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White 25 (42%) 14 (47%) 11 (37%)
Non-Hispanic Black 22 (37%) 10 (33%) 12 (40%)
Hispanic White 8 (13%) 3 (10%) 5 (17%)
Asian 3 (5%) 1 (3%) 2 (7%)
Multi-racial 2 (3%) 2 (7%) 0 (0%)
Weight Status
Underweight 3 (5%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%)
Healthy Weight 29 (48%) 17 (57%) 12 (40%)
Overweight 11 (18%) 3 (10%) 8 (27%)
Obesity (not severe) 12 (20%) 7 (23%) 5 (17%)
Severe Obesity 5 (8%) 1 (3%) 4 (13%)
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
BMI Percentile 67.8 (31.4) 63.9 (31.8) 71.7 (31.0)
BMI Z-score 0.69 (1.24) 0.52 (1.26) 0.87 (1.22)
% Body Fat * 31.5 (9.0) 27.6 (9.3) 35.5 (6.9)
VO2peak (mL/kg FFM/min) 40.5 (8.1) 42.5 (7.1) 38.8 (8.7)
% of Time Sedentary in Free-Choice Play Period 57 (36) 56 (35) 57 (37)
Daily Wear Time (min) 1074 (103) 1074 (111) 1075 (96)
Daily Sedentary Time (min) * 151 (49) 138 (41) 165 (53)
Daily MVPA (min) * 45 (17) 50 (19) 40 (13)
  1. Note: Sample sizes vary for some measures due to criterion for data inclusion. n = 30 for VO2peak; n = 52 for Accelerometer Wear Time, Daily Sedentary Time, and Daily MVPA
  2. aSignificantly different between boys and girls at p < 0.05