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Table 3 Anthropometry and physical activity of mothers in the intervention and the control group at the 7-year follow-up

From: Body mass index and physical activity in seven-year-old children whose mothers exercised during pregnancy: follow-up of a multicentre randomised controlled trial

  Intervention (n = 164) Control (n = 117)  
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) p value
Anthropometry
 Height, cm 168.8 (5.5) 168.3 (6.1) 0.447
 Weighta, kg 65.5 (9.6) 67.1 (11.3) 0.221
 BMIa, kg/m2 22.9 (3.0) 23.7 (3.7) 0.093
  n (%) n (%)  
Daily PAb
 30 min or more 114 (69.9) 90 (76.9) 0.195
Regular exerciseb
 Yes 114 (69.9) 76 (65.0) 0.379
Weekly frequency of exerciseb
 1 day 18 (11.0) 13 (11.1)  
 2 days 46 (28.2) 31 (26.5)  
 3 days 35 (21.5) 21 (17.9) 0.406
 4 days 8 (4.9) 6 (5.1)  
 5 or more days 7 (4.3) 5 (4.3)  
 N/A 49 (30.1) 41 (35.0)  
Duration of exercise sessionb
 0–30 min 3 (1.8) 2 (1.7)  
 31–60 min 80 (49.1) 60 (51.3)  
 61–90 min 30 (18.4) 14 (12.0) 0.165
 90 min or more 1 (0.6) 0 (0.0)  
 N/A 49 (30.1) 41 (35.0)  
Intensity of exerciseb
 A little strenuous 1 (0.6) 2 (1.7)  
 Strenuous 63 (38.7) 41 (35.0) 0.396
 Very strenuous 50 (30.7) 33 (28.2)  
 N/A 49 (30.1) 41 (35.0)  
Commuting PAb
 None 86 (52.8) 52 (44.4)  
 20–30 min 45 (27.6) 33 (28.2) 0.111
 30–60 min 27 (16.6) 27 (23.1)  
  > 60 min 5 (3.1) 5 (4.3)  
  1. BMI body mass index, PA physical activity, N/A not applicable (no regular exercise); Regular exercise = weekly physical activity to maintain or improve physical fitness, SD standard deviation
  2. aMissing data for nine mothers in the intervention group and five mothers in the control group
  3. bMissing data for one mother in the intervention group