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Table 4 Correlation coefficients for the association of children’s iso-BMI and PA with mothers’ BMI and PA in the total sample 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

Mothers BMIe Daily PAf Regular exercisef Weekly frequency of exerciseg Duration of exercise sessiong Intensity of exerciseg Commuting PAf
Children r p rs p rs p rs p rs p rs p rs p
Iso-BMIa 0.254 0.000             
Daily MVPAb 0.102 0.088 0.054 0.374 0.080 0.272 0.089 0.223 0.126 0.085 0.052 0.387
Frequency of leisure time MVPA 0.112 0.061 0.060 0.314 0.096 0.187 0.027 0.712 0.100 0.168 0.042 0.487
Weekly leisure time MVPA 0.129 0.030 0.019 0.747 0.079 0.281 0.076 0.296 0.106 0.146 −0.030 0.621
Intensity of PAc −0.027 0.658 0.012 0.837 0.030 0.684 0.003 0.964 0.212 0.003 0.060 0.320
Daily use of electronical devicesd −0.043 0.474 −0.062 0.306 −0.001 0.091 0.019 0.797 0.035 0.633 −0.002 0.979
  1. BMI body mass index, Iso-BMI BMI adjusted for age and sex, MVPA moderate to vigorous physical activity, PA physical activity; Regular exercise = weekly physical activity to maintain or improve physical fitness, r Pearson correlation coefficient, rs Spearman correlation coefficient
  2. aMissing data for 32 children in the intervention group and 20 children in the control group
  3. bMissing data for two children in the control group
  4. cMissing data for one child in the control group
  5. dMissing data for one child in the intervention group
  6. eMissing data for nine mothers in the intervention group and five mothers in the control group
  7. fMissing data for one mother in the intervention group
  8. gAnswers requested only for mothers reporting regular exercise (n = 114 in the intervention group; n = 76 in the control group)