Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Play Equipment, Physical Activity Opportunities, and Children's Activity Levels at Childcare

Table 2

Backward regression analyses and multilevel analyses of the association between the indoor childcare physical activity facilities and children’s physical activity levels (number of observations = 710).

Regression analysisaMultilevel analysisa,b
Regression coefficient (B) 𝑃 valueRegression coefficient (B) 𝑃 value

Portable riding toys . 3 2 <.001 . 3 1 <.001
0 = not present, 1 = present
Size playground.10<.001.10<.001
0 (very small)–10 (very large)

aVariables excluded from the analyses because they were present in either all or none of the childcare centers: portable equipment: ball equipment and floor play equipment; fixed equipment: structured track, merry-go-round, tunnels, sandbox, and swinging equipment. Variables excluded from the final model because they were nonsignificant: portable equipment: climbing structures, jumping equipment, push/pull toys, slides, sand/water toys, and twirling equipment; fixed equipment: climbing structures, see-saw, slides, and balancing surfaces; background variables: sex, age.
bFinal model comprises a first-order autoregressive (AR1) correlation for repeated measures within children. Other random effects were not included in the final model.

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