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Table 2 Comparisons in mean PA measures between SW and CONT period

From: Installation of a stationary high desk in the workplace: effect of a 6-week intervention on physical activity

  SW period (6 weeks) CONT period (6 weeks) Pvalues
Daily PA
  N 31 31  
  Step counts (counts/day) 10212 ± 2777 9781 ± 2806 NS
  Total PA (METs • h/day) 10.2 ± 2.4 9.7 ± 2.3 0.043
  Time spent of total PA (min/day) 544.6 ± 117.5 536.1 ± 117.0 NS
  MVPA (METs • h/day) 4.2 ± 2.2 3.7 ± 1.8 0.025
  Time spent of MVPA (min/day) 62.8 ± 25.1 57.0 ± 20.3 0.019
  Time spent of light PA (min/day) 481.9 ± 116.9 479.1 ± 113.5 NS
  Time spent of moderate PA (min/day) 58.2 ± 20.7 53.4 ± 17.0 0.019
  Time spent of vigorous PA (min/day) 4.6 ± 11.1 3.6 ± 11.6 NS
Weekdays PA
  N 31 31  
  Step counts (counts/day) 10714 ± 2588 10254 ± 2782 NS
  Total PA (METs • h/day) 10.2 ± 2.5 9.8 ± 2.4 0.047
  Time spent of total PA (min/day) 566.2 ± 131.0 555.0 ± 130.8 NS
  MVPA (METs • h/day) 4.3 ± 2.0 3.8 ± 1.6 0.035
  Time spent of MVPA (min/day) 65.4 ± 22.7 59.9 ± 19.2 0.022
  Time spent of light PA (min/day) 500.8 ± 127.7 495.1 ± 125.4 NS
  Time spent of moderate PA (min/day) 61.7 ± 19.4 57.3 ± 17.1 0.013
  Time spent of vigorous PA (min/day) 3.7 ± 10.8 2.6 ± 10.7 NS
Weekends PA
  N 31 31  
  Step counts (counts/day) 9098 ± 4002 8322 ± 3681 NS
  Total PA (METs • h/day) 9.9 ± 3.3 9.2 ± 3.1 NS
  Time spent of total PA (min/day) 487.5 ± 132.9 467.9 ± 142.3 NS
  MVPA (METs • h/day) 4.0 ± 3.3 3.5 ± 2.8 NS
  Time spent of MVPA (min/day) 57.1 ± 34.5 50.0 ± 29.6 NS
  Time spent of light PA (min/day) 430.4 ± 138.1 417.9 ± 143.8 NS
  Time spent of moderate PA (min/day) 51.0 ± 28.3 44.1 ± 23.3 NS
  Time spent of vigorous PA (min/day) 6.1 ± 15.7 5.9 ± 15.7 NS
  1. Data are presented as means ± standard deviation. Total PA, total amount of physical activity; MVPA, moderate to vigorous physical activity; METs, metabolic equivalents; NS, not significant.