TABLE 2.

Physical Activity Variables Among Preschool-Aged Children Categorized According to Gender, Age, Race, Parent Education, and Preschool

No.Physical Activity, min/h
SedentaryLight ActivityMVPAVPA
Total sample24742.1 (5.8)10.5 (3.2)7.7 (3.1)1.9 (1.1)
Gender
    Male11541.7 (5.5)10.4 (2.9)7.8 (3.1)2.1 (1.1)
    Female13242.5 (6.1)10.6 (3.5)6.9 (3.0)1.7 (1.1)
Age
    3 y6539.6 (6.1)12.4 (3.5)8.0 (3.2)1.9 (1.1)
    4 y11342.6 (5.5)10.2 (2.8)7.2 (3.2)1.9 (1.1)
    5 y6943.7 (5.3)9.3 (2.8)7.0 (2.8)1.9 (1.1)
Race
    Black16142.3 (6.0)10.4 (3.3)7.3 (3.1)1.9 (1.2)
    White8641.9 (5.6)10.7 (3.0)7.4 (3.1)1.8 (1.0)
Parent education
    High school6339.9 (6.0)11.5 (3.3)8.6 (3.1)2.4 (1.3)
    Technical school/college14443.0 (5.5)10.2 (3.1)6.8 (2.9)1.7 (1.0)
    Graduate school4042.5 (6.0)10.3 (3.1)7.3 (3.3)1.9 (1.1)
Preschool
    13046.2 (4.2)8.8 (2.7)5.0 (1.8)1.2 (0.6)
    22636.3 (3.9)14.1 (2.4)9.5 (2.2)2.3 (0.9)
    32945.1 (4.2)9.0 (2.4)5.9 (2.1)1.6 (0.7)
    42639.0 (4.7)12.4 (2.6)8.6 (2.6)1.9 (0.8)
    52937.9 (3.6)11.9 (1.9)10.2 (2.5)3.4 (1.4)
    62948.9 (1.9)6.7 (1.4)4.4 (1.2)1.2 (0.7)
    72244.3 (4.5)9.9 (2.4)5.8 (2.3)1.4 (0.7)
    83138.1 (4.3)12.2 (2.5)9.7 (2.9)2.2 (0.9)
    92543.4 (5.1)9.7 (2.8)6.8 (2.7)1.9 (1.2)
  • Values are mean (SD).