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Table 3 Recess time spent at different physical activity levels by sex and socioeconomic status (%, mean ± SD)

From: Objectively assessed recess physical activity in girls and boys from high and low socioeconomic backgrounds

  Boys Girls
  Low-SES (n = 107) High-SES (n = 75) Low-SES (n = 90) High-SES (n = 89)
MPA 10.7 ± 3.2 14.7 ± 5.9*** 9.6 ± 4.1 11.3 ± 5.3*
VPA 3.8 ± 1.7 8.1 ± 5.2*** 3.2 ± 2.7 5.2 ± 3.4***
VPA + VHPA 18.2 ± 5.9 22.0 ± 10.3** 13.2 ± 5.6 13.2 ± 6.7
MVPA 28.9 ± 8.0 36.6 ± 13.3*** 22.9 ± 8.4 24.5 ± 9.6
  1. SES: socio economic status; high-SES: high socio-economic status; low-SES: low socio-economic status; LPA: light physical activity; MPA: moderate physical activity; VPA: vigorous physical activity; VHPA: very high physical activity; MVPA: moderate to very high physical activity.
  2. *: significantly different between SES at p < 0.05; ***, at p < 0.001. °: significantly different between gender at p < 0.05; °°° at p < 0.001.