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Table 2 Pre- and post-intervention characteristics (unadjusted raw data) of the children, educators, and centres

From: A peer coach intervention in childcare centres enhances early childhood physical activity: The Active Early Learning (AEL) cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention Control
  Pre Post Pre Post
N: Children 170 147 144 123
N: Boys 93 80 87 73
N: Girls 77 67 57 50
Age, years, mean (SD) 4.3 (0.4) 4.8 (0.4) 4.3 (0.5) 4.9 (0.4)
BMI 16.4 (1.6) 16.4 (1.7) 16.2 (1.3) 16.1 (1.3)
Centre attendance, days/wk 3.6 (1.2) 3.6 (1.1) 3.3 (1.1) 3.2 (1.1)
Valid accelerometer days 2.0 (0.9) 2.2 (0.9) 2.1 (0.8) 2.3 (1.0)
Accelerometer wear time, min/d 406.3 (95.5) 340.8 (59.8) 414.7 (92.7) 336.4 (93.4)
Total PA, min/h 17.51 (4.54) 18.0 (4.6) 18.3 (5.1) 14.3 (5.6)
MVPA, min/h 9.2 (3.4) 9.4 (3.5) 9.6 (3.7) 7.3 (3.7)
N who received accelerometer 151 137 132 118
N who returned valid data 124 (83%) 115 (84%) 118 (89%) 102 (86%)
N: lead educators 8   7  
N: support educators 10   12  
Educator age, years (mean, SD) 30.6 (12.2)   29.8 (3.9)  
N: educators with Cert III, Early Child Ed 5   4  
N: educators with Dip Early Child Ed 5   8  
N: educators with (or studying) University degree 8   7  
Childcare centre SES, SEIFA mean decile rank (range) 7.5 (3–10)   7.3 (2–10)  
Childcare centre National Quality Rating, mean score (range) 14.1 (9–18)   13.8 (12–17)