Table 4

Characteristics of pervasive hyperactivity subsample

No PH boysPH boysUNo PH girlsPH girlsU
Median (IQR)p ValueMedian (IQR)p Value
Age (years)10 (9–10)9.5 (9–10)0.4510 (9–10)10 (9–10)0.62
Weight (kg)40 (33–49)35.08 (30–49)0.1839.65 (32–47)38.2 (33–51)0.93
Height (cm)141.8 (138–147)141.95 (135–147)0.70141.5 (136–146)142 (138–147)0.87
Waist (cm)71.5 (63–82)64 (61–79)0.1269 (62–76)67 (61–80)0.91
BMI centile90 (59–99)62 (34–98)0.1482 (48–97)80 (68–96)0.76
Active score (PAQ)56 (49–65)55 (47–67)0.8257 (51–64)64 (47–68)0.36
Sedentary score (PAQ)24 (22–28)26 (22–29)0.4524 (22–28)29 (24–36)0.06*
CSAPPA total55 (48–63)50 (39–57)0.0750 (43–57)49 (35–57)0.59
  • *p<0.05

  • BMI, Body Mass Index; CSAPPA, Children's Self-Perceptions of Adequacy in and Predilection for Physical Activity Scale; IQR, interquartile range; PAQ, Physical Activity Questionnaire; PH, pervasive hyperactivity score of ≥6 by parent and teacher on hyperactivity/inattention SDQ subscale and impact score of ≥1; SDQ, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; U, Mann-Whitney U test.