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Table 4 Physical activity in underweight (UW), healthy-weight (HW), overweight (OW), and obese (OB) girls n = 78

From: A comparison of nutritional intake and daily physical activity of girls aged 8-11 years old in Makkah, Saudi Arabia according to weight status

  UW HW OW OB
n = 7 n = 42 n = 10 n = 19
Total energy expenditure (kcal / day)*** 1501.8a ± 130.7 (1390-1768) 1602.9a ± 220.6 (1315-2421) 1725.4a,b ± 218.9 (1448-2157) 1908.7b ± 323.6 (1378-2779)
TEE/ body weight/d (kcal/kg/d)*** 70.9a ± 8.3 56.4b ± 11.2 43.8c ± 7.27 37.8c ± 6.7
Minutes in sedentary PA >100 CPM 426.07 ± 138.99 442.33 ± 173.15 513.55 ± 186.37 466.44 ± 156.90
Minutes in light PA 101 - 2295 CPM* 335.64a ± 95.15 366.87b ± 98.36 392.57b ± 115.91 302.18a ± 98.74
Minutes in moderate PA 2296 - 4011 CPM 18.10 ± 11.21 17.26 ± 8.83 14.90 ± 7.91 16.22 ± 6.89
Minutes in vigorous PA 4012 - ∞ CPM 4.42 ± 6.31 3.65 ± 2.97 1.5 ± 1.2 2.26 ± 1.5
Minutes in moderate to vigorous PA <2296 CPM 22.53 ± 16.5 (4.5-53.5) 20.91 ± 11.2 (5-51.25) 18.6 ± 7.5 (6-28.50) 18.4 ± 7.7 (4.50-33.75)
Steps / day 6406 ± 2805.7 (3087-11,479) 6773 ± 1788 (3250-12,480) 6097 ± 2324.5 (2458-8726) 5969 ± 1786.6 (2322-8512)
  1. ***Significant difference (p < 0.001); *significant difference (p < 0.05)
  2. a,b,cTukey Post hoc test: means with the same letter indicate no significant difference. Any difference between two means carrying different letters is significant at 5%
  3. For light activity, there was a significant difference; the results of the post-hoc test showed the differences were between the obese group and healthy and underweight groups