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Table 5 Motor performance ability test items (Median and IQRa) of the total study sample stratified by the social environment of the district of the kindergarten (LSIb groups)

From: Beyond BMI: waist circumference and social environment is associated with motor performance ability in kindergartners

Test items n Median (IQR) P*
One leg stand, floor contacts
 LSI low 175 17.0 (9.0 to 30.0) 0.044
 LSI high 249 15.0 (7.0 to 30.0)
Standing long jump, cm
 LSI low 175 83.0 (65.0 to 100.0) 0.043
 LSI high 249 89.0 (67.5 to 106.0)
Lateral jumping, jumps
 LSI low 175 24.0 (19.0 to 30.0) 0.726
 LSI high 249 24.0 (18.0 to 31.0)
Shuttle run, s
 LSI low 175 10.9 (9.6 to 12.2) 0.129
 LSI high 249 10.4 (9.2 to 12.1)
  1. *P < 0.05; Mann-Whitney U-Test of motor ability performance test items between the LSI groups; significance printed in bold type
  2. aIQR = Interquartile range
  3. bLSI is defined by Life Situation Index scores (based on employment/working life; education; social situation/heterogeneity and home environment) according to Pfeiffer et al. (2005); score ranges from −10 to + 10 with 0 as median