Sample characteristics of boys and girls in the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986.

a

Low preference for active play was defined as parents reporting that children liked to participate in active play ‘hardly ever’.

b

Metabolic equivalent-hours based on the intensity and volume of physical activity divided into gender-specific quintiles: 1) active (two highest quintiles), 2) moderately active (third and fourth quintiles) and 3) inactive (lowest quintile).

c

Peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) in ml·kg−1·min−1 divided into gender-specific quintiles: 1) high (two highest quintiles), 2) average (third and fourth quintiles) and 3) low (lowest quintile).

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