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Table 3 Bivariate analysis with PA in minutes by LPA and MVPA

From: Associations between elementary and middle school teachers’ physical activity promoting practices and teacher- and school-level factors

  LPA MVPA Teacher PA promoting practices sum score
  Mean ± SD Wald chi square (p) Mean ± SD Wald chi square (p) Mean ± SD Wald chi square (p)
Gender
 Male 404.4 ± 84.7 0.34 (0.558) 34.9 ± 16.0 19.42 (< 0.001)** 24.1 ± 6.2 6.47 (0.011)*
 Female 399.1 ± 85.2   22.9 ± 13.8   22.3 ± 4.8  
Race
 White 405.7 ± 79.0 1.19 (0.275) 26.2 ± 14.5 8.52 (0.004)** 22.7 ± 5.2 0.09 (0.760)
 Non-white 390.1 ± 93.2   20.8 ± 13.6   22.1 ± 4.7  
Weight Status
 Normal weight 416.7 ± 88.8 10.31 (0.006)** 27.6 ± 14.8 9.88 (0.007)** 23.8 ± 5.3 11.45 (0.003)**
 Overweight 413.5 ± 73.7   25.0 ± 15.7   22.9 ± 4.5  
 Obese 381.1 ± 85.7   21.1 ± 12.7   21.2 ± 4.9  
Education level
 No graduate degree 409.2 ± 88.2 2.61 (0.106) 23.9 ± 13.5 0.04 (0.848) 22.0 ± 4.8 1.05 (0.306)
 Masters/doctoral degree 393.7 ± 82.8   24.2 ± 14.9   22.7 ± 5.1  
Years experience
 1 to 15 years 397.2 ± 84.9 0.06 (0.814) 23.8 ± 13.5 < 0.001 (0.966) 22.2 ± 4.8 0.01 (0.942)
 More than 15 years 401.7 ± 85.4   24.5 ± 15.5   22.8 ± 5.3  
School type
 Elementary 409.7 ± 89.8 4.94 (0.026)* 24.6 ± 14.6 0.05 (0.830) 23.9 ± 4.5 48.48 (< 0.001)**
 Middle 382.8 ± 73.9   23.3 ± 14.1   19.9 ± 4.7  
School Race – White
 50% or more 412.8 ± 74.6 2.86 (0.091) 27.8 ± 14.7 14.00 (< 0.001)** 23.4 ± 4.9 1.04 (0.308)
 Less than 50% 390.5 ± 90.7   21.5 ± 13.6   21.8 ± 4.9  
School FARMS eligibility
 Less than 75% 400.85 ± 75.14 < 0.01 (0.961) 25.31 ± 14.64 3.70 (0.055) 22.36 ± 5.17 .50 (0.479)
 75% or more 396.50 ± 106.08   21.13 ± 13.39   22.60 ± 4.57  
School urbanicity
 Suburban 386.8 ± 86.8 4.43 (0.109) 22.1 ± 13.4 15.36 (< 0.001)** 21.5 ± 5.1 2.17 (0.339)
 Urban 408.1 ± 107.8   18.8 ± 14.4   23.1 ± 4.4  
 Rural 412.8 ± 74.6   27.8 ± 14.7   23.4 ± 4.9  
County
 County A 408.1 ± 107.8 4.59 (0.204) 18.8 ± 14.4 16.54 (< 0.001)** 23.1 ± 4.4 2.17 (0.538)
 County B 412.8 ± 74.6   27.8 ± 14.7   23.4 ± 4.9  
 County C 389.7 ± 76.9   20.8 ± 12.8   21.6 ± 5.0  
 County D 384.0 ± 95.9   23.3 ± 13.9   21.4 ± 5.2  
  1. Note. *p<.05 **p<.01. LPA Light physical activity, MVPA moderate to vigorous physical activity, FARMS free and reduced meal services