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Table 3 Distribution of gross motor test raw scores according to background characteristics, Mean (SD)

From: Determinants of variability in motor performance in middle childhood: a cross-sectional study of balance and motor co-ordination skills

Variable N Stork Balance Ball Balance Hopping in Squares Jumping and Clapping One Board Balance
Gender       
   Boys 148 6.44 (3.27) 8.94 (2.14) 8.36 (3.57) 1.87 (.78) 2.33 (1.93)
   Girls 160 6.82 (3.32) 9.38 (2.72) 9.42 (3.39) 1.74 (.74) 2.54 (2.14)
Age       
   ≤ 8 yrs 72 5.74 (3.39) 8.11 (3.01) 7.96 (3.58) 1.63 (.78) 2.07 (2.02)
   8.5 - 9.0 yrs 108 6.32 (3.45) 9.24 (2.26) 8.56 (3.62) 1.73 (.72) 2.26 (2.00)
   ≥ 9.5 yrs 128 7.41 (2.95) 9.70 (2.09) 9.74 (3.21) 1.97 (.75) 2.80 (2.05)
Nutritional status       
   Stunted 74 6.26 (3.42) 8.92 (2.94) 8.45 (3.91) 1.68 (.846) 2.65 (2.21)
   Not stunted 234 6.76 (3.25) 9.25 (2.29) 9.06 (3.37) 1.85 (.725) 2.38 (1.98)
Household resources       
   Level 1 123 6.59 (3.29) 9.12 (2.72) 8.73 (3.70) 1.74 (.76) 2.37 (2.10)
   Level 2 94 5.97 (3.18) 9.09 (2.49) 8.98 (3.54) 1.81 (.82) 2.28 (1.93)
   Level 3 91 7.38 (3.30) 9.32 (2.06) 9.09 (3.51) 1.89 (.69) 2.70 (2.07)
School exposure       
   None 35 5.17 (3.47) 8.14 (3.63) 7.37 (4.35) 1.34 (.76) 1.43 (1.93)
   1-2 years 101 6.65 (3.20) 8.97 (2.77) 8.30 (3.68) 1.81 (.81) 2.73 (2.09)
   > 2 years 172 6.92 (3.26) 9.49 (1.85) 9.59 (3.05) 1.90 (.69) 2.48 (1.98)
Area of residence       
   Rural 245 6.64 (3.24) 9.19 (2.60) 8.68 (3.69) 1.78 (.78) 2.42 (2.05)
   Urban 63 6.60 (3.54) 9.10 (1.84) 9.81 (2.57) 1.90 (.64) 2.54 (2.02)