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Table 3 Work day sedentary behavior data collected using the ActivPAL3 (mean, SD)

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

  Work day
All Admin Faculty Staff p-value*
Valid days 4.1 (1.0) 4.3 (0.9) 4.4 (0.9) 3.9 (1.0) 0.206
Wear time (hrs/day) 8.0 (8.0) 8.2 (1.2) 7.6 (1.6) 8.2 (0.8) 0.079
Sedentary time (%) 57.0 (15.7) 60.8 (15.3) 53.2 (11.5) 57.3 (17.9) 0.251
Sedentary time (mins) 275.6 (90.0) 299.3 (85.9) 240.4 (72.4) 284.9 (97.4) 0.054
Standing (%) 31.7 (14.7) 29.2 (15.0) 33.2 (10.1) 32.2 (17.1) 0.625
Standing (mins) 151.7 (70.8) 143.0 (72.8) 151.0 (55.5) 157.1 (79.1) 0.761
Stepping (%) 11.3 (5.6) 10.0 (5.4) 13.6 (6.9) 10.5 (4.5) 0.046
Stepping (mins) 54.0 (26.6) 48.8 (24.1) 62.6 (34.0) 51.5 (21.5) 0.148
Total steps 4684.8 (2361.0) 4443.3 (2369.4) 5162.6 (2769.1) 4514.8 (2076.1) 0.488
Number of SB bouts/SB hour 5.8 (2.6) 4.9a (2.1) 5.2b (1.9) 6.7a,b (3.0) 0.011
Average length of sedentary bout (mins) 13.9 (8.2) 14.8 (6.0) 15.3 (9.6) 12.6 (8.3) 0.387
  1. *p-values for MANOVA between subjects tests or ANOVA test for total steps, wear time and valid days;
  2. aFaculty <> Staff, p < 0.05
  3. bAdmin <> Staff, p < 0.05