Table 2

Physical activity, fitness & BMI at baseline and follow-up, by sex and physical activity provision

Males

Females


Low PA School

Medium PA School

High PA School

Low PA School

Medium PA School

High PA School


Child (Baseline)

Measures

Median, IQR

Median, IQR

Total PAa (mins/wk)

Primary School

290 (150, 495)

285 (170, 490)

315 (177, 553)

243 (140, 435)

240 (140, 420)

260 (155, 450)

Secondary School

413 (230, 720)

470 (250, 720)

433 (240, 700)

350 (190, 570)

340 (200, 580)

335 (200, 550)

School PAa (mins/wk)

Primary School

90 (50, 130)

80 (50, 150)

100 (45, 150) b

90 (60, 135)

90 (40, 140)

95 (45, 160)

Secondary School

120 (80, 200)

150 (90, 210)

150 (87, 203) b

110 (50, 200)

150 (90, 200)

150 (89, 200) c

Non-School PAa (mins/wk)

Primary School

2.9 (2.5, 3.3)

2.8 (2.3, 3.2)

3.0 (2.5, 3.4)

2.4 (2.1, 2.8)

2.3 (2.0, 2.7)

2.4 (2.1, 2.7)

Secondary School

3.2 (2.8, 3.7)

3.2 (2.7, 3.6)

3.1 (2.7, 3.5) c

2.5 (1.9, 3.0)

2.6 (2.1, 3.0)

2.5 (2.2, 2.9)

BMI (kg/m2)

Primary School

17.0 (15.9, 18.5)

17.0 (16.0, 18.7)

17.0 (15.9, 18.7)

17.3 (15.9, 19.0)

17.2 (15.9, 19.0)

17.2 (16.0, 19.0)

Secondary School

19.3 (17.7, 20.9)

19.3 (17.8, 21.1)

19.2 (17.7, 21.0)

20.0 (18.3, 21.6)

19.7 (18.1, 21.6)

19.6 (18.1, 21.5)

Overweight

% (n)

% (n)

Primary School

7.6 (56)

6.6 (55)

6.7 (61)

7.4 (60)

8.3 (68)

7.9 (69)

Secondary School

9.5 (46)

11.3 (61)

10.7 (74)

11.8 (56)

12.5 (62)

12.1 (70)

Adult (Follow-Up)

Measures

Median, IQR

Median, IQR

Daily Steps

8730 (6840, 11360)

8731 (6558, 11005)

9021 (6830, 11459)

8827 (6882, 10723)

8519 (6715, 11036)

8311 (6425, 10758)

Total PAa (mins/wk)

668 (375, 1070)

640 (360, 1097)

684 (375, 1160)

660 (360, 1060)

625 (365, 1080)

740 (380, 1123)

LTPAa (mins/wk)

103 (0, 253)

96 (0, 219)

101 (0, 255)

90 (0, 219)

96 (0, 210)

95 (15, 240)

Fitness (W/kglbm)

3.0 (2.7, 3.4)

3.1 (2.7, 3.5)

3.0 (2.6, 3.5) b

2.8 (2.4, 3.3)

2.9 (2.6, 3.2)

2.9 (2.5, 3.3)

BMI (kg/m2)

26.0 (23.6, 28.6)

26.4 (23.9, 28.7)

26.2 (24.2, 28.6)

23.5 (21.5, 27.7)

23.6 (21.4, 27.4)

23.9 (21.7, 27.6)

% (n)

% (n)

Overweight

58.6 (187)

62.8 (245)

64.6 (263)

39.2 (136)

37.6 (136)

39.7 (156)


a Self-reported physical activity (PA).

b p < 0.05 from Kruskal-Wallis equality-of-populations rank test for differences across school PA provision categories.

c p < 0.01 from Kruskal-Wallis equality-of-populations rank test for differences across school PA provision categories.

IQR: inter-quartile range; PA: physical activity; LTPA: leisure time physical activity; BMI: body mass index.

Cleland et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:14   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-14

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