Table 1

Participants’ demographic information

 Boys (n=161)Girls (n=263)U
Median (IQR)Median (IQR)p Value
Age (years)10 (9–10)10 (9–10)0.60
Weight (kg)38.1 (32–48)38.6 (32–48)0.90
Height (cm)142 (137–147)142 (136–146)0.85
Waist (cm)70 (63–81)68 (61–77)0.08
Body Mass Index centile88 (48–98)79 (44–96)0.05
Active score (PAQ)57 (50–67)59 (52–66)0.51
Sedentary score (PAQ)25 (22–29)25 (22–29)0.88
CSAPPA total53 (46–60)50 (43–57)0.04
SDQ teacher total score (out of 40)10 (6–17)5 (2–11)<0.001**
SDQ teacher hyperactivity/inattention subscale (out of 10, ≥7 abnormal cut-off)4 (2–7)2 (0–4)<0.001**
  • **p<0.001.

  • CSAPPA, Children's Self-Perceptions of Adequacy and Predilection for Physical Activity Scale; IQR, interquartile range; PAQ, Physical Activity Questionnaire; SDQ, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; U, Mann-Whitney U test.