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Table 1 Patterns of adolescents’ sitting (mean, SD) by sex and day

From: Exploring when and how adolescents sit: cross-sectional analysis of activPAL-measured patterns of daily sitting time, bouts and breaks

  All sample (n = 297) Boys (n = 119) Girls (n = 178)
  Weekdaya Weekend dayb Weekdaya Weekend dayb Weekdaya Weekend dayb
Sitting
Minutes/day 574.4 (102.68) ¥ 514.0 (134.24) 560.93 (119.8) ¥ 530.3 (145.0) 583.8 (88.6) ¥ 502.7 (125.5)
% of day 68.3 (9.82) 67.9 (13.41) 67.3 (10.56) 69.9 (12.3) 69.1 (9.23) 66.8 (14.0)
Prolonged sitting
% of an hour 28.9 (6.06) 29.7 (8.86) 27.6 (7.03)* 29.6 (8.41) 30.1 (5.08) 29.8 (9.16)
Sitting breaks
Number per hour 3.12 (1.01) 3.15 (1.33) 3.23 (1.17) 3.16 (1.42) 3.18 (0.93) 3.14 (1.28)
Wear time 847.55 (93.28) ¥ 749.95 (123.17) 825.84 (111.71) 760.21 (129.03) 838.56 (90.96) 743.17 (119.32)
  1. ¥significant differences between weekdays and weekends p < 0.05; *significant differences between boys and girls; a Includes only those with 8 h of wear time on at least 3 weekdays; b Includes only those with 7 h of wear time on at least one weekend day. This study was conducted in Melbourne, Australia, between August 2014–December 2015