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Table 2 Physical activity parameters as measured using accelerometry during awake time*– mean ± SD

From: A mixed ecologic-cohort comparison of physical activity & weight among young adults from five populations of African origin

  Ghana South Africa Jamaica Seychelles United States
  Men
# Individuals with Valid Data 182 230 223 214 229
Mean Wear Time (hr/d) 15.9 ± 0.6 16.5 ± 0.7 15.5 ± 1.0 14.5 ± 1.3 15.7 ± 0.9
Mean Activity Counts (cpm) 244.8 ± 89.9 253.5 ± 141.4 182.1 ± 93.2 236.5 ± 114.9 200.4 ± 137.6
Sedentary Time (min/d in 1-min bouts) 197.8 ± 43.7 207.3 ± 45.7 224.8 ± 54.7 196.6 ± 52.0 205.5 ± 44.6
Moderate Activity (min/d in 1-min bouts) 44.1 ± 22.8 46.8 ± 27.3 27.0 ± 20.8 31.0 ± 20.1 28.5 ± 28.7
Vigorous Activity (min/d in 1-min bouts) 2.8 ± 3.9 8.7 ± 15.4 2.7 ± 5.5 4.9 ± 7.9 4.5 ± 10.3
MVPA* (min/d in 1-min bouts) 46.9 ± 24.6 55.5 ± 34.6 29.6 ± 23.3 35.9 ± 24.3 33.1 ± 34.7
≥ 30 min/d in 1-min bouts (%) 70.9 76.1 39.5 55.1 38.0
Sedentary Time (min/d in 10-min bouts) 49.7 ± 37.5 48.91 ± 32.7 70.9 ± 48.8 62.5 ± 45.1 48.4 ± 31.2
Moderate Activity (min/d in 10-min bouts) 18.2 ± 14.6 21.3 ± 20.7 9.0 ± 13.3 10.4 ± 11.8 13.8 ± 22.1
Vigorous Activity (min/d in 10-min bouts) 1.0 ± 2.3 4.8 ± 13.8 1.1 ± 3.9 2.1 ± 5.6 2.5 ± 8.5
MVPA (min/d in 10-min bouts) 21.9 ± 16.7 31.6 ± 28.7 12.4 ± 16.3 16.4 ± 16.8 19.5 ± 29.9
≥ 30 min/d in 10-min bouts (%) 30.2 42.6 11.7 19.6 20.5
  Women
# Individuals with Valid Data 269 264 234 238 242
Mean Wear Time (hr/d) 15.9 ± 0.7 16.6 ± 0.6 15.6 ± 0.9 14.4 ± 1.4 15.6 ± 1.0
Mean Activity Counts (cpm) 183.0 ± 66.8 138.3 ± 61.5 143.1 ± 61.5 170.3 ± 70.5 136.2 ± 76.0
Sedentary Time (min/d in 1-min bouts) 193.3 ± 38.4 220.2 ± 44.1 208.4 ± 43.5 185.7 ± 48.1 205.3 ± 46.8
Moderate Activity (min/d in 1-min bouts) 25.5 ± 16.3 21.1 ± 15.1 19.0 ± 14.7 22.0 ± 13.9 13.9 ± 16.1
Vigorous Activity (min/d in 1-min bouts) 0.4 ± 0.9 0.9 ± 2.4 0.5 ± 2.0 0.9 ± 2.1 1.3 ± 3.2
MVPA* (min/d in 1-min bouts) 25.9 ± 16.7 22.0 ± 16.3 19.5 ± 15.3 22.9 ± 14.7 15.1 ± 17.7
≥ 30 min/d in 1-min bouts (%) 35.3 23.9 23.1 27.3 14.5
Sedentary Time (min/d in 10-min bouts) 43.4 ± 26.2 58.3 ± 36.2 53.2 ± 32.6 50.6 ± 35.9 46.3 ± 31.3
Moderate Activity (min/d in 10-min bouts) 10.1 ± 10.3 9.3 ± 10.0 7.1 ± 8.0 9.2 ± 9.2 5.0 ± 11.5
Vigorous Activity (min/d in 10-min bouts) 0.1 ± 0.5 0.3 ± 1.4 0.2 ± 1.5 0.2 ± 1.2 0.7 ± 2.5
MVPA (min/d in 10-min bouts) 10.5 ± 10.6 10.2 ± 11.3 7.7 ± 8.9 10.3 ± 10.2 6.6 ± 13.3
≥ 30 min/d in 10-min bouts (%) 7.1 5.7 2.1 5.9 5.4
  1. *Moderate plus vigorous activity.
  2. # Individuals with Valid Data: At least 4 days with 10+ hours of wear.
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