Table 2

Univariate multi-level analyses of the associations between playground factors and step counts per minute (square root transformed).

Factors

Univariate multi-level analyses β (SE)


Boys

Girls


Children/m2

- 4.635 (2.104)*

- 5.411 (2.163)**

Supervising teachers

- 0.347 (0.235)

- 0.526 (0.239)*

Aiming equipment

0.106(0.152)

0.010 (0.016)

Playing equipment

- 0.056 (0.084)

- 0.255 (0.418)

Recess duration

- 0.001 (0.000)****

- 0.001 (0.000)***

Ground Surface

- 0.687 (0.369)(*)

- 0.601 (0.392)

Markings

0.613 (0.384)

0.424 (0.412)

Vegetation

- 0.044(0.390)

- 0.386 (0.403)

Height differences

0.614 (0.380)

0.459 (0.401)

Toys

- 0.150 (0.392)

- 0.035 (0.089)


(*) p ≤ 0.07, *: p ≤ 0.05, ** p ≤ 0.001, ***:p ≤ 0.001

Cardon et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:11   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-11

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