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Table 2 Proportion (%) of children engaging in self-reported physical activity and sedentary behaviour by age and sex

From: Correlates of objectively assessed physical activity and sedentary time in children: a cross-sectional study (The European Youth Heart Study)

  9-yr-olds 15-yr-olds  
  Boys
(n = 384)
Girls
(n = 378)
Total
(n = 762)
Boys
(n = 233)
Girls
(n = 332)
Total
(n = 565)
P-value
Transportation mode        
Motorized 25% 27% 26% 46% 42% 44% P < 0.01**
Walking 75% 73% 74% 54% 58% 56%  
Exercise in clubs        
Never/hardly ever 46% 47% 46% 46% 52% 50% P < 0.05**
Once or twice per week 30% 33% 31% 22% 26% 24% P < 0.05#
Most days of the week 24% 20% 23% 32% 22% 26%  
Outdoor play after school        
Never/hardly ever 18% 33% 26% 20% 36% 29% P < 0.01**
Once or twice per week 31% 31% 31% 42% 41% 41% P < 0.01*#
Most days of the week 51% 36% 43% 38% 23% 30%  
Television viewing        
< 2 hour per day 47% 57% 52% 46% 43% 44% P < 0.01**
2-3 hours per day 37% 27% 32% 32% 37% 35% P < 0.05*
>3 hours per day 16% 16% 16% 22% 20% 21%  
  1. **Difference in proportions between age groups
  2. *Difference in proportions between genders in 9-year-olds
  3. #Difference in proportions between genders in 15-year-olds