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Table 2 Physical activity (PA) and sitting time for all adolescents and by gender

From: Association of socioeconomic, school-related and family factors and physical activity and sedentary behaviour among adolescents: multilevel analysis of the PRALIMAP trial inclusion data

   Whole sample Boys Girls P valuea
  N = 2523 n = 1256 (49.8%) n = 1267 (50.2%)
PA scores (MET-min/week)
 Total PA 3356 (2623.1) 4107.8 (2740.2) 2610.7 (2268.7) <0.0001*
 Vigorous PA 2114.3 (1929.1) 2761.7 (2036.9) 1472.6 (1572.6) <0.0001*
 Moderate PA 727.1 (937.3) 807.6 (1042.0) 647.3 (813.0) <0.0001*
 Walking 514.6 (749.4) 538.5 (771.6) 490.8 (726.3) 0.1094
Active commuting 0.0002*
  Yes, n (%) 718 (28.5) 400 (31.8) 318 (25.1)  
Sport participation <0.0001*
  Yes, n (%) 1019 (40.1) 615 (49.0) 404 (31.9)  
PNNS PA guidelines followedb <0.0001*
  Yes, n (%) 1273 (50.5) 824 (65.6) 449 (35.4)  
WHO PA guidelines followedc <0.0001*
  Yes, n (%) 1081 (42.8) 732 (58.3) 349 (27.5)  
Sitting time (minutes/day) 391.9 (108.1) 397.2 (111.7) 386.6 (104.1) 0.0144*
  1. Data are mean (SD) unless indicated
  2. a p-value by t test (continuous variables) or chi-square test (categorical variables) comparing boys and girls. *Statistically significant (p <0.05)
  3. bFrench Nutrition and Health Program guidelines (PNNS: Programme National Nutrition Santé): at least 1 h of moderate to vigorous activity per day
  4. cWHO guidelines: 1 h of moderate to vigorous PA per day with the additional requirement of engaging in vigorous activity at least 3 times per week