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Table 2 Energy expenditure levels (weighted) of health enhancing physical activity§ by gender and ethnicity

From: Lifestyle physical activity among urban Palestinians and Israelis: a cross-sectional comparison in the Palestinian-Israeli Jerusalem risk factor study

Men
  Palestinian (n = 512) Israeli (n = 370) P #
  Mean median Q25; Q75 Mean median Q25; Q75  
EE (MET-min * wk -1 )
Moderate 4337 3360 1260; 6375 2681 1941 960; 3525 P < 0.0001
Vigorous 2166 0 0; 2520 845 0 0; 560 P < 0.0001
Total MVPAa 7161 4740 1620; 10440 3638 2205 1105; 4443 P < 0.0001
Total MVPAb 6271 3360 1080; 9135 3085 1680 670; 3795 P < 0.0001
Women
  Palestinian (n = 449) Israeli (n = 331) P #
  Mean median Q25; Q75 Mean median Q25; Q75  
EE (MET-min*wk- 1 )
Moderate 3670 2657 1200; 4950 3223 2580 1440; 4290 0.89
Vigorous 150 0 0; 0 344 0 0; 0 < 0.0001
Total MVPAa 3820 2778 1200; 5220 3587 2775 1650;4442 0.45
Total MVPAb 1372 630 180; 1560 2425 1778 780; 3090 P < 0.0001
  1. § physical activity that raises metabolic rate by at least 3METs, here denoted as MVPA # Wilcoxon rank-sum test
  2. a MVPA = moderate to vigorous physical activity at work, all 14 items in the MESA questionnaire
  3. b MVPA = moderate to vigorous physical activity excluding household indoor chores and caring for others using (12 items)