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Table 3 Time spent in different intensities and percentage of children meeting PA guidelines

From: Objectively determined physical activity levels of primary school children in south-west Germany

  Total sample Boys Girls p-value
  [n = 318] [n = 159] [n = 159]  
Total week [min/day]
Sedentary PA 808 ± 97 775 ± 86 841 ± 97 p < 0.001
Light PA 497 ± 72 501 ± 71 492 ± 73 p = 0.179
Moderate PA 128 ± 54 152 ± 51 103 ± 46 p < 0.001
Vigorous PA 8 ± 10 12 ± 11 3 ± 6 p < 0.001
MVPA 135 ± 61 164 ± 57 106 ± 50 p < 0.001
Weekend [min/day]
Sedentary PA 851 ± 110 820 ± 102 883 ± 108 p < 0.001
Light PA 476 ± 80 481 ± 78 470 ± 82 p = 0.154
Moderate PA 108 ± 62 131 ± 60 85 ± 54 p < 0.001
Vigorous PA 5 ± 8 8 ± 9 2 ± 4 p < 0.001
MVPA 113 ± 66 139 ± 65 87 ± 56 p < 0.001
Weekdays [min/day]
Sedentary PA 791 ± 104 757 ± 92 825 ± 105 p < 0.001
Light PA 505 ± 79 509 ± 78 501 ± 80 p = 0.258
Moderate PA 135 ± 58 160 ± 56 111 ± 50 p < 0.001
Vigorous PA 9 ± 12 14 ± 13 3 ± 8 p < 0.001
MVPA 144 ± 66 174 ± 64 114 ± 55 p < 0.001
≥ 60 min MVPA per day
Meeting recommendations 48% 68% 28%  
  1. Values are mean ± SD. P-value based on ANCOVA, adjusted for age and BMIPCT.
  2. Values are mean ± SD and percentage of overweight/obese children [20].