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Table 4 Mean differences in raw scores for timed motor tests, 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 Pegboard Bead threading Bolt board
Gender     
   Boys 148 8.59 (1.65) 9.65 (1.70) 9.16 (2.35)
   Girls 160 8.77 (1.57) 9.81 (1.71) 8.99 (2.63)
Age     
   ≤ 8 yrs 72 8.07 (1.06) 9.13 (1.42) 7.89 (2.10)
   8.5 - 9.0 yrs 108 8.36 (1.52) 9.50 (1.66) 8.89 (2.18)
   ≥ 9.5 yrs 128 9.29 (1.74) 10.27 (1.73) 9.89 (2.67)
Nutritional status     
   Stunted 74 8.41 (1.75) 9.68 (2.02) 8.93 (2.77)
   Not stunted 234 8.77 (1.56) 9.75 (1.59) 9.12 (2.40)
Household resources     
   Level 1 123 8.79 (1.71) 9.89 (1.72) 9.22 (2.87)
   Level 2 94 8.41 (1.58) 9.59 (1.70) 8.72 (2.15)
   Level 3 91 8.81 (1.48) 9.66 (1.68) 9.24 (2.26)
School exposure     
   None 35 7.80 (1.85) 8.90 (2.11) 7.74 (2.67)
   1-2 years 101 8.47 (1.47) 9.79 (1.56) 8.72 (2.59)
   > 2 years 172 8.99 (1.56) 9.86 (1.66) 9.55 (2.27)
Area of residence     
   Rural 245 8.66 (1.62) 9.72 (1.72) 8.98 (2.45)
   Urban 63 8.78 (1.58) 9.79 (1.65) 9.43 (2.67)