Table 2

Mean difference in the children’s average MVPA minutes per day and accelerometer CPM associated with gender of parent who supports physical activity during the week and weekend (n=944)

ExposureMVPA (min/day): mean difference (95% CI)P for gender interaction
All (n = 944)Boys (n = 427)Girls (n = 517)
Supports child activity during week
 Mother (ref)0000.34
 Father0.3 (−5.7 to  6.3)8.1 (−1.7 to  17.9)−3.7 (−10.4 to  2.9)
 Both parents3.5 (0.6 to 6.5)5.9 (1.2 to  10.6)0.4 (−3.0 to  3.8)
Supports child activity at the weekend
 Mother (ref)0000.22
 Father1.7 (−2.8 to 6.2)5.7 (−1.5 to  12.9)−3.4 (−8.5 to  1.7)
 Both parents2.4 (−1.1 to 5.9)4.5 (−1.4 to  10.3)0.7 (−3.0 to  4.4)