TABLE 2

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

BoysGrade 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)21.03* (2.74–161.45)4.94* (2.73–8.92)3.20* (2.22–4.63)
  Over-arm throw2.54 (0.62–10.49)1.88* (1.27–2.79)2.37* (1.66–3.38)
  Kick3.35* (1.11–10.15)3.11* (2.14–4.52)3.45* (2.52–4.72)
  Catch3.02 (0.76–12.06)2.73* (1.71–4.35)2.63* (1.55–4.46)
 Locomotor skills; low competency (≤3/4 skills)14.78* (2.28–95.92)6.91* (3.68–12.99)2.72* (1.89–3.92)
  Sprint run1.93 (0.66–5.68)4.69* (2.89–7.59)3.16* (2.23–4.49)
  Vertical jump12.67* (2.45–65.6)3.47* (2.13–5.65)2.33* (1.62–3.34)
  Side gallop4.00 (0.82–19.49)3.47* (2.12–5.67)2.69* (1.82–3.99)
  Leap1.47 (0.33–6.50)4.36* (1.98–9.60)1.99* (1.48–2.66)
Does not meet physical activity recommendation versus meets recommendation
 Object-control skills; low competency (≤2/3 skills)1.86* (1.09–3.20)1.91* (1.16–3.13)1.74* (1.07–2.85)2.42* (1.66–3.52)
  Over-arm throw1.44 (0.92–2.26)1.95* (1.32–2.86)1.32 (0.81–2.16)2.05* (1.52–2.77)
  Kickn3.35* (1.11–10.15)3.11* (2.14–4.52)3.45* (2.52–4.72)
  Catch1.81* (1.22–2.67)2.04* (1.52–2.73)1.36 (0.87–2.14)1.89* (1.26–2.82)
 Locomotor skills; low competency (≤3/4 skills)1.36 (0.84–2.22)2.24* (1.46–3.44)1.41 (0.90–2.21)1.40* (1.11–1.77)
  Sprint run1.04 (0.70–1.55)2.00* (1.32–3.03)1.39 (0.87–2.21)1.45* (1.09–1.93)
  Vertical jump1.18 (0.83–1.69)2.19* (1.53–3.12)1.34 (0.96–1.85)1.19 (0.97–1.46)
  Side gallop1.11 (0.72–1.72)2.25* (1.63–3.10)1.11 (0.68–1.8)1.58 (0.98–2.56)
  Leap1.28 (0.62–2.62)1.30 (0.84–2.04)1.30 (0.74–2.29)0.97 (0.73–1.30)
Overweight or obese versus not overweight/obese
 Object-control skills; low competency (≤2/3 skills)1.79 (0.89–3.61)2.22* (1.51–3.28)1.36 (0.82–2.25)1.24 (0.75–2.07)
  Over-arm throw1.99 (0.96–4.12)1.70* (1.22–2.39)1.36 (0.82–2.26)1.43* (1.03–1.98)
  Kick1.28 (0.74–2.20)1.93* (1.34–2.79)1.18 (0.73–1.91)1.44* (1.02–2.03)
  Catch1.01 (0.67–1.52)1.45 (0.97–2.16)1.31 (0.78–2.21)1.06 (0.65–1.74)
 Locomotor skills; low competency (≤3/4 skills)2.90** (1.11–7.60)2.65* (1.34–5.22)1.95* (1.15–3.31)2.17* (1.62–2.91)
  Sprint run2.15* (1.22–3.78)2.78* (1.75–4.43)2.95* (1.80–4.83)2.50* (1.75–3.57)
  Vertical jump1.53 (0.82–2.83)2.50* (1.59–3.93)1.97* (1.33–2.91)1.78* (1.30–2.43)
  Side gallop1.48 (0.81–2.72)1.44* (1.06–1.96)1.84* (1.00–3.37)1.62* (1.08–2.43)
  Leap2.21* (1.13–4.35)1.86 (0.93–3.72)1.85 (0.83–4.14)1.35* (1.03–1.78)
  • 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.