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Table 2 Assessment of minutes of MVPA per day and time spent in sedentary behaviour per day as measured by GPAQ and accelerometer at Time 1

From: Validity of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) in assessing levels and change in moderate-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Measurement tool Median MVPA per day (mins) Inter quartile range T-test of difference Median sedentary time per day (mins) Inter quartile range T-test of difference
Validation study (n = 65)
GPAQ 30 17-75 p = 0.073 300 180-435 p = 0.0001
Accelerometer 56 44-74 696 617-751
Females (n = 34)
GPAQ 30 15-62 p = 0.048 240 180-360 p = 0.0001
Accelerometer 49.5 44-66 660 613-719
Males (n = 31)
GPAQ 43 19-120 p = 0.544 360 180-480 p = 0.0001
Accelerometer 65 48-76   715 627-776