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Table 1 Demographic and psychosocial characteristic of the secondary school students

From: Associations between adolescents’ physical activity behavior and their perceptions of parental, peer and teacher support

Variable Girls (N = 497) Boys (N = 405)  
  Mean ± SD p value
age [years] 16.36 ± 0.73 16.41 ± 0.71 0.3492a
height [cm] 167.55 ± 6.41 180.17 ± 7.34 < 0.0001a
weight [kg] 56.95 ± 7.80 70.79 ± 11.59 < 0.0001a
MVPA [days/week] 3.47 ± 1.67 3.82 ± 1.71 0.0026a
teachers support [sten] 5.58 ± 1.98 5.80 ± 2.07 0.1017a
parents support [sten] 5.94 ± 2.03 5.33 ± 2.05 < 0.0001a
peers support [sten] 6.07 ± 2.43 5.90 ± 2.29 0.2930a
  % (N)  
BMI [Cole]    < 0.0001b
underweight 21% (106) 14% (58) 0.0063c
normal weight 64% (316) 56% (226) 0.0145c
overweight 15% (75) 30% (121) < 0.0001c
involvment in sports training    0.8168b
no training 20% (97) 19% (78)
amateur training 54% (211) 52% (211)
professional training 27% (116) 29% (116)
  1. BMI Body Mass Index values have been adjusted for age and gender, SD – standard deviation, *significant difference between genders: p < .05, a Mann-Whitney U test (Z), b chi-square test, c post-hoc test