Table 1

Children-reported physical activity characteristics of their parents in both participant and non-participants groups

Compliance with physical activity recommendationsa


Mothers

Fathers

Total sample


N

%

N

%

N

%


Group 1

26/81

32.1

5/28

17.9

31/109

28.4

Group 2

12/39

30.8

7/23

30.4

19/62

30.6

Group 3

17/83

20.5

25/84

29.8

42/167

25.1

Group 4

35/125

28.0

52/121

43.0

87/246

35.4

Group 5

291/1309

22.2

345/1339

25.8

636/2648

24.0

Total

381/1637

23.3

434/1595

27.2

815/3232

25.2


X2

P

X2

P

X2

P


groups 1–5 (all)

7.48

0.11

18.23

0.00**

17.02

0.00**

groups 1–3 (interested)

3.11

0.05(*)

0.62

0.28

0.71

0.24

groups 3–5 (not participated)

2.40

0.30

16.81

0.00***

15.46

0.00***


Note: Group 1 = participated both at baseline and follow-up; Group 2 = participated at baseline and dropped-out; Group 3 = showed interest in the intervention, but did not start; Group 4 = declined, because they find themselves already physically active enough; Group 5 = declined for other reasons or did never respond

a = accumulating at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on 5 days of the week OR doing at least 20 minutes of continuous activity at vigorous intensity, at least three times a week.

(*) P < 0.1

** P < 0.01

*** P < 0.001

Spittaels and De Bourdeaudhuij International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 4:39   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-4-39

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