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Table 3 Daily time (in minutes) of active commuting to school and sedentary and active behaviours according to area of residence (urban and rural) in Brazil

From: Active and sedentary behaviours in children aged 7 to 10 years old: the urban and rural contexts, Brazil

  Area of residence  
  Variables Urban Rural P-value*
  n Median Interquartile ranges n Median Interquartile ranges  
Active commuting       
Home - school
  785 10 5-15 317 15 5-30 < 0.001
Home - bus stop
  72 5 3.0-6.75 108 1 1.0-3.0 < 0.001
Bus stop – school       
  72 5 3.0-10.0 108 2 1.0-3.0 < 0.001
Total time (roundtrip to school)
  600 10 5.0-15.0 299 10 5.0-30.0 < 0.001
Sedentary behaviour
Television 202 180 120-240 521 180 120-184 < 0.001
Video game 351 60 60-120 90 30 20-60 < 0.001
Computer 553 60 30-120 91 30 25-60 < 0.001
Screen time 1216 240 180-330 521 180 120-220 < 0.001
Active behaviour       
Play 918 132 90-210 479 180 120-240 < 0.001
Supervised physical activity
  356 120 120-240 66 120 90-180 0.18
Total time of physical activity
Daily 1242 120 30-195 528 180 90-242 < 0.001
Weekly 1242 840 191-1360 528 1260 630-1690 < 0.001
  1. Screen time, total time for TV, video games and computer; Interquartile ranges: 25th and 75th percentiles.
  2. *Mann-Whitney test for nonparametric distributions.