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Table 1 The disposition of participants’ answers of SED-GIH question and their mean hours of sitting per day as measured with activPAL

From: Criterion validity and test-retest reliability of SED-GIH, a single item question for assessment of daily sitting time

SED-GIH answer categories n % of total n activPAL, mean hours of sitting time per day 95% Confidence Interval
Lower Upper
≥ 13 h a, c 35 12.3 10.3 9.7 10.8
10–12 h b, d 84 29.6 10.1 9.8 10.5
7–9 h 102 35.9 9.6 9.3 9.9
4–6 h c, d 45 15.8 9.2 8.8 9.6
≤ 3 h a, b 18 6.3 8.7 8.1 9.3
Total 284 100 9.7 9.6 9.9
  1. Note. aindicates significant difference (p < 0.001) between group 13 h and ≤ 3 h
  2. bindicates significant difference (p < 0.001) between group 10–12 h and ≤ 3 h
  3. cindicates significant difference (p < 0.05) between group 13 h and 4–6 h
  4. dindicates significant difference (p < 0.05) between group 10–12 h and 4–6 h