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Table 4 Differences between normal weight and overweight/obese children[20] in time spent in different PA intensities and percentage of children meeting PA guidelines

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

  Total sample Normal weight Overweight/obese p-value*
  [n = 318] [n = 241] [n = 41]  
Total Week [min/day]
Sedentary PA 808 ± 97 810 ± 95 793 ± 92 p = 0.264
Light PA 497 ± 72 497 ± 68 471 ± 67 p = 0.049
Moderate PA 128 ± 54 125 ± 52 164 ± 55 p < 0.001
Vigorous PA 8 ± 10 8 ± 10 11 ± 12 p = 0.019
MVPA 135 ± 61 133 ± 58 176 ± 63 p < 0.001
Weekend [min/day]
Sedentary PA 851 ± 110 856 ± 109 826 ± 108 p = 0.066
Light PA 476 ± 80 474 ± 79 463 ± 74 p = 0.625
Moderate PA 108 ± 62 105 ± 61 144 ± 60 p < 0.001
Vigorous PA 5 ± 8 5 ± 8 7 ± 10 p = 0.023
MVPA 113 ± 66 110 ± 65 151 ± 66 p < 0.001
Weekdays [min/day]
Sedentary PA 791 ± 104 791 ± 102 779 ± 98 p = 0.520
Light PA 505 ± 79 507 ± 75 475 ± 74 p = 0.021
Moderate PA 135 ± 58 134 ± 55 173 ± 59 p < 0.001
Vigorous PA 9 ± 12 9 ± 12 13 ± 14 p = 0.046
MVPA 144 ± 66 142 ± 64 186 ± 69 p < 0.001
≥ 60 min MVPA per day
Meeting recommendations 48% 46% 78%  
  1. Values are mean ± SD. P-value based on ANCOVA, adjusted for gender and age; *underweight children (n = 36) were excluded from analyses.