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Table 1 Gender-specific prevalence rates of the sedentary and low physical activity behaviors in nine European countries participating in the Pro Children study.

From: Patterns in sedentary and exercise behaviors and associations with overweight in 9–14-year-old boys and girls - a cross-sectional study.

   TV during dinner Every day TV viewing > 2 hours/day Using PC > 1 hours/day Physical exercise ≤ 3 hours/week
Country N boy girl boy girl boy girl boy girl
   % % % % % % % %
Austria 1601 23.1 21.3 36.3 32.4 40.9 15.9 57.5 72.4
Belgium 1295 28.0 27.8 50.1 41.9 35.4 20.0 57.8 74.7
Denmark 1817 18.9 14.3 37.6 31.9 39.0 13.1 62.6 65.8
Iceland 1108 48.5 44.1 35.2 23.2 35.7 11.9 49.4 51.8
Netherlands 1089 25.8 21.1 50.2 45.5 53.2 26.1 55.0 70.8
Norway 1091 14.2 12.3 38.0 34.6 23.9 10.1 66.1 77.5
Portugal 2000 69.3 70.5 49.0 42.0 39.8 17.3 83.9 94.9
Spain 1223 59.4 52.3 36.6 31.4 21.7 15.3 63.9 78.8
Sweden 1314 21.3 22.9 31.6 31.0 34.9 17.5 57.0 70.5
Total 12538 35.3 33.4 40.6 35.3 36.2 16.4 62.7 74.4
Means (SD)   3.5 (3.0) d/week 3.3 (3.0) d/week 2.5 (1.7) h/day 2.2 (1.6) h/day 1.5 (1.6) h/day 0.84 (1.1) h/day 3.2 (2.3) h/week 2.5 (2.1) h/week
  1. Numbers in bold indicate significant (p < 0.05) gender differences in prevalence