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Table 2 Minutes·day−1 spent physically activea/ inactive and number (%) of children who adhered to activity recommendations

From: BMI and recommended levels of physical activity in school children

  n Sedentary PA LPA MPA VPA MVPA Adherence PAGsb
Total 419 391 (333; 473) 462 (389; 534) 379 (318; 429) 60 (35; 93) 11 (4; 24) 75 (41; 115) 265 (63.2%)
Gender
 Male 190 404 (338; 480) 458 (371; 530) 353 (297; 396) 71 (54; 107) 19 (9; 33) 95 (65; 139) 152 (80.0%)
 Female 229 383 (330; 458) 473 (395; 539) 399 (346; 447) 47 (27; 74) 8 (3; 15) 59 (33; 92) 113 (49.3%)
BMI
 Normal 285 374 (330; 446) 478 (408; 541) 384 (333; 431) 65 (41; 95) 13 (6; 26) 82 (51; 126) 198 (69.5%)
 Overweight/Obese 134 433 (362; 504) 426 (355; 496) 352 (288; 422) 47 (27; 74) 7 (2; 17) 60 (30; 102) 67 (50.0%)
Country
 Germany 62 394 (333; 484) 452 (390; 536) 367 (317; 417) 65 (39; 92) 16 (8; 26) 79 (50; 115) 44 (71.0%)
 Belgium 60 373 (299; 423) 451 (401; 537) 387 (329; 453) 55 (32; 84) 12 (4; 22) 69 (40; 106) 36 (60.0%)
 Italy 103 428 (350; 503) 452 (367; 524) 381 (319; 422) 50 (27; 84) 9 (2; 20) 59 (28; 100) 51 (49.5%)
 Poland 62 426 (383; 511) 452 (362; 518) 353 (288; 398) 68 (38; 107) 10 (5; 21) 78 (48; 128) 43 (69.4%)
 Spain 132 365 (323; 440) 491 (411; 540) 391 (337; 437) 67 (40; 95) 12 (5; 28) 82 (47; 125) 91 (68.9%)
Season
 Winter 137 409 (350; 492) 439 (364; 515) 369 (307; 418) 55 (31; 80) 10 (3; 20) 65 (36; 106) 79 (57.7%)
 Spring 105 407 (337; 488) 461 (391; 540) 374 (326; 422) 61 (30; 92) 13 (4; 25) 77 (37; 113) 64 (61.0%)
 Summer 65 360 (311; 415) 496 (419; 555) 381 (321; 427) 77 (39; 117) 14 (6; 25) 92 (51; 143) 47 (72.3%)
 Autumn 112 389 (320; 452) 480 (414; 540) 386 (338; 445) 68 (39; 94) 12 (6; 26) 80 (49; 126) 75 (67.0%)
  1. Values are Median (25th percentile; 75th percentile) unless otherwise stated
  2. Bold: significant group differences (p < 0.05)
  3. a PA: physical activity, LPA: light physical activity (1.5–3.9 METs), MPA: moderate physical activity (MPA; 4–5.9 METs), VPA: vigorous physical (VPA; > = 6 METs), MVPA: moderate and vigorous physical activity
  4. b Adherence to physical activity guidelines (PAGs): Number of children adhering to current physical activity guidelines of 60 min·day −1 in MVPA (percentage of group in column)