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Table 3 Correlation analysis between parent-reported and accelerometer-measured child physical activity and sedentary time

From: Validation of parent-reported physical activity and sedentary time by accelerometry in young children

Variableparent-report for a typical day Spearman correlation (rho) 95 % CI p value
Total physical activity 0.39 (0.19, 0.56) <0.001
 Outdoor unstructured free play aside from school/daycare setting 0.30 (0.09, 0.49) 0.005
 Unstructured free play in school/daycare setting 0.42 (0.23, 0.58) <0.001
 Structured physical activity (e.g., sports) 0.26 (0.05, 0.46) 0.015
Daily sedentary behavior 0.10 (−0.12, 0.33) 0.337
 Screen time −0.05 (−0.27, 0.18) 0.648
 Stroller time 0.31 (0.09, 0.50) 0.004
 Motor vehicle time −0.09 (−0.30, 0.13) 0.412