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Table 2 Motor skills, physical activity and sedentary activities according to weight status

From: Weight status and gender-related differences in motor skills and in child care - based physical activity in young children

   Weight Status  
  Healthy Weight Overweight b ß-coefficient (95% CI)
Motor Scores a n = 461 n = 68  
Basic Motor Score 12.59 ± 3.43 11.91 ± 3.55 -0.65 (-1.33 to 0.02)
  n = 356 n = 55  
Integral Motor Score 14.41 ± 3.82 13.43 ± 3.81 -0.57 (-1.42 to 0.28)
Physical Activity n = 214 n = 37  
Total physical activity (counts/min) 610 ± 211 587 ± 201 -11.8 (-75.4 to 51.8)
Sedentary activity (epochs/hour < 37.5 counts) 130 ± 22 132 ± 24 1.6 (-5.4 to 8.5)
MVPA (epochs/hour ≥ 420 counts) 29 ± 13 29 ± 13 1.1 (-3.0 to 5.1)
VPA (epochs/hour ≥ 842 counts 8 ± 6 7 ± 5 -0.1 (-1.8 to 1.6)
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation and β-coefficients with 95% confidence intervals.
  2. Variables were analyzed using a multiple linear regression, adjusted for age, gender and child care center (cluster).
  3. a Basic Motor Score: Reference score for motor skills: sum of the 5 motor skills (running, climbing stairs, balancing on a beam, getting up, landing after jumping); Integral Motor Score: sum of 6 motor skills including the jumping on one leg motor skill
  4. b according to the International Obesity Task Force percentiles Significant gender differences (* p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001).
  5. MVPA: moderate-and-vigorous physical activity; VPA: vigorous physical activity