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Table 1 MVPA accumulated from the different FMS during PE by active versus low active preschool children (mean and SD)

From: In preschool children, physical activity during school time can significantly increase by intensifying locomotor activities during physical education classes

MVPA from different FMS in PE (min) Boys Girls
Low active
< P25
Active
≥ P75
Low active
< P25
Active
≥ P75
Locomotion 2.91 (4.4)1 13.8 (8.6)1 1.87 (2.8)1 12.9 (9)1
Locomotion combined 3.04 (2.7) 4.3 (2.9) 1.0 (2) 3.1 (2.6)1
Object control 1.02 (2.2)1 4.9 (6.7)1,2 1.4 (2.9) 2.2 (4.8)2
Balance 0.14 (0.7)1 1.06 (3.6)1 0.06 (0.3)1 1.6 (4)1
None 0.4 (1)1 1.5 (0.8)1 0.62 (0.8)1 1.4 (3.9)1
  1. 1Significant difference between active versus low active children within each sex (p < 0.05)
  2. 2Significant difference between active children by sex (p < 0.05)