TABLE 3

Health-related Factors Associated With Low Competency in FMS Among Girlsa

GirlsGrade 2Grade 4Grade 6High School
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Unfit versus adequately fitb
 Object-control skills; low competency (≤2/3 skills)n1.92* (1.02–3.63)2.60* (1.69–3.03)
  Over-arm thrown2.17* (1.11–4.24)2.34* (1.55–3.55)
  Kickn2.22* (1.27–3.87)2.48* (1.76–3.50)
  Catch8.51* (1.46–49.73)1.46* (0.85–2.50)2.28* (1.56–3.35)
 Locomotor skills; low competency (≤3/4 skills)7.92 (0.83–75.51)5.87* (3.51–9.82)3.01* (2.31–3.94)
  Sprint run15.15* (1.53–150.24)3.01* (1.87–4.87)2.69* (1.86–3.88)
  Vertical jump9.51 (0.94–96.46)3.34* (2.08–5.37)2.82* (1.93–4.12)
  Side gallop10.7* (1.80–63.79)2.52* (1.32–4.81)3.50* (1.88–6.51)
  Leap3.87 (0.48–31.37)2.45* (1.18–5.08)2.08* (1.51–2.87)
Does not meet physical activity recommendation versus meets recommendation
 Object-control skills; low competency (≤2/3 skills)3.28 (0.89–12.08)1.27 (0.69–2.37)1.34 (0.80–2.24)1.68* (1.24–2.27)
  Over-arm throw0.87 (0.40–1.91)1.38 (0.84–2.28)1.29 (0.73–2.28)1.77* (1.27–2.48)
  Kicknn2.22* (1.27–3.87)2.48* (1.76–3.50)
  Catch1.15 (0.69–1.93)1.63* (1.19–2.21)1.45 (0.94–2.24)1.40 (0.96–2.06)
 Locomotor skills; low competency (≤3/4 skills)1.36 (0.79–2.32)1.82* (1.27–2.63)1.61* (1.03–2.51)1.69* (1.24–2.31)
  Sprint run1.96* (1.22–3.14)1.14 (0.84–1.55)2.04* (1.33–3.12)1.66* (1.22–2.26)
  Vertical jump0.99 (0.66–1.49)2.14* (1.44–3.17)1.25 (0.78–1.99)1.48* (1.06–2.07)
  Side gallop1.28 (0.89–1.84)1.05 (0.70–1.57)1.31 (0.71–2.43)1.17 (0.71–1.94)
  Leap1.03 (0.67–1.57)1.46* (1.00–2.13)1.82* (1.08–3.07)1.87* (1.41–2.50)
Overweight or obese versus not overweight/obese
 Object-control skills; low competency (≤2/3 skills)0.60 (0.13–2.85)1.77 (0.78–4.00)1.42 (0.83–2.44)1.19 (0.79–179)
  Over-arm throw1.37 (0.54–3.46)1.32 (0.68–2.58)1.33 (0.76–2.35)1.45 (0.97–2.17)
  Kick0.64 (0.19–2.12)2.58* (1.12–5.94)3.38* (1.76–6.49)1.04 (0.75–1.44)
  Catch0.71 (0.48–1.04)1.20 (0.79–1.82)1.20 (0.86–1.67)1.21 (0.75–1.97)
 Locomotor skills; low competency (≤3/4 skills)1.42 (0.75–2.71)2.83* (1.56–5.14)3.60* (2.19–5.93)1.55* (1.08–2.21)
  Sprint run1.27 (0.74–2.20)2.70* (1.67–4.38)2.96* (1.88–4.67)1.56* (1.11–2.19)
  Vertical jump1.02 (0.68–1.52)2.96* (1.94–4.54)3.30* (2.05–5.32)1.82* (1.34–2.46)
  Side gallop0.89 (0.60–1.33)2.30* (1.56–3.38)2.07* (1.37–3.13)1.24 (0.72–2.14)
  Leap3.06* (1.45–6.47)1.89* (1.28–2.79)2.45* (1.44–4.17)1.68* (1.17–2.43)
  • a Comparisons are within each school grade and are between: not adequately fit versus adequate fitness, does not meet physical activity recommendation versus meets physical activity recommendation, and not overweight/obese versus overweight/obese. n, statistical significance could not be calculated because of small numbers.

  • b Cardiorespiratory fitness not tested in Grade 2 students.

  • * P < .05. —, not tested.