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Table 4 Comparison of mean number of steps per day among boys and girls between Canada (in 2005–2011) and Tokyo in 2011

From: Pedometer-determined physical activity among youth in the Tokyo Metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study

  Boys Girls
Canadaa Tokyo Canadaa Tokyo
Pedometer Yamax SW-200 Yamasa Ex-200 Yamax SW-200 Yamasa Ex-200
Age Steps per day Steps per day Steps per day Steps per day
6 12,435 12,575 11,627 10,694
7 12,700 12,714 11,507 10,573
8 12,989 12,736 11,435 10,452
9 13,097 12,596 11,490 10,010
10 13,030 12,302 11,638 9517
11 12,694 12,021 11,367 9117
12 12,211 10,218 10,510 9104
13 11,816 9830 10,122 8689
14 11,114 8337 9988 7437
15 10,650 8583 9476 8398
16 10,344 8322 9252 8025
17 10,493 7935 9343 8130
  1. aThe Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CANPLAY) survey [16]. Yamax SW-200 pedometers were used in the CANPLAY survey, and Yamasa EX-200 pedometers in the Tokyo survey. The SW-200 was worn on a belt, the EX-200 was placed in a pocket