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Table 2 Percentage of participants according to time spent in sedentary behaviors by age groups and sex in total sample

From: Sedentary behavior among Spanish children and adolescents: findings from the ANIBES study

   Children    Adolescents   p (age diff)   Males    Females   p (sexes diff)
  <2 h 2–4 h > 4 h < 2 h 2–4 h > 4 h   < 2 h 2–4 h > 4 h < 2 h 2–4 h > 4 h  
TV viewing
Weekdays 83.1 16.4 0.5 74.9 20.7 4.4 0.048 80.1 17.8 2.2 76.3 19.9 3.8 0.428
Weekend*† 41.8 48.8 8.9 40.2 46.1 13.7 0.307 42.4 47.2 10.4 40.5 45.8 13.7 45.8
Computer Games
Weekdays 98.6 1.4 0.0 91.0 8.0 1.0 0.005 93.4 6.1 0.4 89.8 9.4 0.8 0.345
Weekend*† 86.3 11.9 1.9 76.1 19.9 4.0 0.040 74.9 21.1 4.0 69. 26.4 4.7 0.350
Console Games
Weekdays 98.1 1.4 0.5 94.9 4.6 0.5 0.173 95.0 4.6 0.4 93.6 6.5 0.0 0.400
Weekend*† 86.6 11.0 2.4 82.1 13.8 4.1 0.413 78.1 17.5 4.5 75.8 19.4 4.8 0.838
Internet (non-study)
Weekdays 94.8 4.3 1.0 81.0 14.5 4.5 0.001 89.1 7.9 3.0 84.4 10.9 4.7 0.380
Weekend*† 89.2 8.0 2.4 64.2 25.4 10.5 <0.001 77.2 16.5 6.3 68.2 22.5 9.3 0.088
Internet (study reasons)
Weekdays 96.7 1.9 0.9 94.6 4.5 1.0 0.325 96.3 3.2 0.4 95.4 3.9 0.8 0.713
Weekend 96.1 1.0 0.0 91.0 8.0 1.0 0.001 96.1 3.4 0.4 93.8 5.5 0.8 0.512
Studying (without internet)
Weekdays 74.2 12.2 13.6 63.9 19.8 16.3 0.053 70.6 14.1 15.3 67.4 17.1 15.5 0.655
Weekend*† 78.9 20.2 0.9 77.7 18.3 4.0 0.127 78.7 20.0 1.3 77.5 20.2 2.3 0.752
  1. Sex, age and weekdays-weekend differences using Fisher’s exact test Bonferroni’s correction
  2. * p < 0.001 weekdays vs. weekend in males; † p < 0.001 weekdays vs weekend in females