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Table 2 Total day sedentary behavior data collected using the ActivPAL3 (mean, SD)

From: Subjective and objective assessment of sedentary behavior among college employees

  Whole day
All Admin Faculty Staff p-value*
Valid days 5.9 (0.4) 5.8 (0.4) 5.9 (1.9) 6.0 (1.9) 0.112
Wear time (hrs/day) 15.8 (1.0) 16.1 (0.8) 15.7 (1.1) 15.7 (1.0) 0.245
Sedentary time (%) 59.4 (9.3) 64.0a (8.1) 55.9a (7.7) 59.0 (10.2) 0.010
Sedentary time (mins) 563.1 (96.4) 618.0a,b (78.4) 526.4a (75.7) 555.8b (108) 0.003
Standing (%) 29.0 (8.3) 25.4 (6.1) 31.0 (7.6) 29.8 (9.3) 0.047
Standing (mins) 275.0 (79.1) 246.0 (62.6) 292.0 (80) 281.2 (86.6) 0.112
Stepping (%) 11.6 (3.3) 10.6a (3.8) 13.1a (3.1) 11.2 (2.9) 0.021
Stepping (mins) 110.3 (31.6) 102.5 (35.5) 124.3 (31.3) 105.4 (28.2) 0.038
Total steps 8810.7 (2833.6) 8429.9 (3346.5) 9817.2 (2723.9) 8380.4 (2478.9) 0.107
Number of SB bouts/SB hour 4.2 (1.0) 3.7b (0.7) 4.3 (1.1) 4.5b (0.9) 0.003
Average length of sedentary bout (mins) 16 (4.2) 17.7 (3.7) 15.5 (5.1) 15.3 (3.7) 0.085
  1. *p-values for MANOVA between subjects tests or ANOVA test (total steps, wear time and valid days)
  2. aAdministrators <> Faculty, p < 0.05
  3. bAdmin <> Staff, p < 0.05