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Table 2 Actigraph accelerometer cut-points that are appropriate for children aged 10-12

From: Study protocol of physical activity and sedentary behaviour measurement among schoolchildren by accelerometry - Cross-sectional survey as part of the ENERGY-project

Study Cut-points (counts/minute)
Authors (year) Sample Sedentary Light Moderate Vigorous
Freedson et. al.* (2005) 6-18 y, 80 children - 100-2219 2220-4135 ≥4136
Puyau et. al. (2002) 6-16 y, 26 children ≤800 801-3199 3200-8199 ≥8200
Treuth et. al. (2004) 13-14 y, 74 girls ≤100 101-2999 3000-5199 ≥5200
Mattocks et. al. (2007) 12 y, 163 children - - 3581-6129 ≥6130
  1. * Age specific equation, the cut-points for 12 years of age.