TABLE 3.

One-Way, Mixed-Model Analysis of Variance for Physical Activity Variables Among Preschool-Aged Children (N = 247), Controlling for Preschool

CharacteristicNo.Physical Activity, min/h
SedentaryLightMVPAVPA
Gender
    Male11541.9 (1.5) (P = .43)10.3 (0.8) (P = .24)7.8 (0.7) (P = .01)*2.1 (0.2) (P = .001)*
    Female13242.3 (1.5)10.7 (0.8)7.0 (0.7)1.7 (0.2)
Age
    3 y6540.1 (1.5) (P < .001)12.2 (0.8) (P < .001)7.7 (0.8) (P = .23)1.9 (0.3) (P = .18)
    4 y11342.6 (1.5)10.3 (0.7)7.1 (0.7)1.8 (0.2)
    5 y6943.1 (1.4)9.5 (0.8)7.4 (0.8)2.1 (0.3)
Race
    Black16141.7 (1.5) (P = .27)10.6 (0.8) (P = .93)7.6 (0.8) (P = .06)2.0 (0.2) (P = .04)§
    White8642.7 (1.6)10.5 (0.8)6.8 (0.8)1.7 (0.3)
Parent education
    High school6341.3 (1.5) (P = .32)10.7 (0.8) (P = .77)7.9 (0.8) (P = .10)2.1 (0.2) (P = .17)
    Technical school/college14442.3 (1.5)10.5 (0.8)7.2 (0.7)1.8 (0.2)
    Graduate school4042.7 (1.6)10.3 (0.8)7.0 (0.8)1.9 (0.2)
  • Values are mean (SE).

  • * Male > female.

  • Means differ except for 4- and 5-year-old children.

  • All means differ.

  • § Black > white.