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Table 3 Domain specific physical activity scores and sitting time [Data shown as median (25th percentile, 75th percentile)]

From: Physical activity and its correlates among higher secondary school students in an urban district of Nepal

  N Physical activity (Median MET-minutes per week) Median sitting time (minutes per day)
Work related (n = 155)a Travel related (n = 945) Recreation related (n = 945) Total
All 945 0 (0, 0) 1120 (240, 2160) 1680 (180, 3960) 3480 (1320, 6960) 240 (120, 388)
Socio-demographic variables
 Sex
  Male 471 0 (0, 0) 1680 (560, 2520) 2880 (1260, 5640) 5360 (3080, 9240) 240 (120, 375)
  Female 474 0 (0, 0) 720 (0, 1680) 600 (0, 2180) 2000 (600, 4330) 240 (120, 390)
 Age
  15–17 years 616 0 (0, 0) 960 (240, 2100) 1680 (130, 3480) 3210 (1090, 6478) 240 (120, 393)
  17–19 years 304 0 (0, 0) 1440 (259, 2520) 1680 (262, 4755) 3880 (1835, 8400) 240 (120, 360)
  19–21 years 25 0 (0, 0) 1440 (0, 2520) 1920 (810, 4830) 5580 (1980, 8580) 180 (90, 282)
 Ethnicity
  Brahmin/Chhetri 575 0 (0, 0) 1200 (360, 2160) 1680 (240, 3680) 3420 (1440, 6600) 247 (120, 420)
  Aadibasi/Janajati 245 0 (0, 0) 840 (0, 2090) 1440 (0, 3840) 3120 (890, 7030) 195 (120, 344)
  Others 125 0 (0, 0) 1600 (0, 2520) 2320 (520, 5280) 5040 (2340, 9660) 240 (120, 378)
 Family type
  Nuclear 682 0 (0, 0) 1200 (240, 2240) 1780 (230, 4320) 3660 (1400, 7200) 240 (120, 370)
  Non-nuclear 263 0 (0, 0) 900 (160, 2160) 1440 (160, 3640) 3240 (1276, 6680) 270 (120, 405)
 Educational status of father
  Illiterate 40 0 (0, 0) 1740 (520, 3630) 2760 (375, 4845) 7260 (1737, 10,950) 202 (83, 300)
  Primary 122 0 (0, 0) 1440 (440, 2930) 2520 (328, 5310) 5760 (2010, 8890) 200 (120, 315)
  Secondary 398 0 (0, 0) 1160 (240, 2520) 1680 (175, 4110) 3600 (1380, 6990) 240 (120, 370)
  High school and above 385 0 (0, 0) 840 (160, 1800) 1440 (30, 3360) 2840 (1100, 5520) 270 (120, 450)
 Educational status of mother
  Illiterate 141 0 (0, 0) 1440 (280, 2520) 2040 (360, 4320) 4560 (2000, 8880) 190 (120, 330)
  Primary 184 0 (0, 0) 1440 (210, 2520) 2160 (315, 4725) 4548 (1760, 8595) 210 (120, 330)
  Secondary 408 0 (0, 0) 988 (240, 2145) 1440 (80, 3575) 3120 (1080, 6285) 243 (120, 393)
  High school and above 212 0 (0, 0) 1120 (240, 2085) 1490 (65, 3670) 3070 (1090, 5910) 275 (120, 480)
Academic variables
 Type of school
  Public 330 0 (0, 0) 1440 (280, 2880) 2400 (480, 5040) 4970 (2220, 8775) 195 (120, 310)
  Private 615 0 (0, 0) 840 (240, 1920) 1440 (0, 3360) 2940 (1080, 5920) 270 (120, 480)
 Grade of study
  11 331 0 (0, 0) 1020 (80, 2160) 1680 (120, 4200) 3360 (1200, 7200) 240 (120, 390)
  12 614 0 (0, 0) 1200 (276, 2175) 1680 (240, 3840) 3540 (1400, 6879) 240 (120, 380)
 Subject of study
  Education 171 0 (0, 0) 1260 (160, 3080) 1920 (300, 5040) 4480 (1680, 9240) 210 (120, 320)
  Humanities 24 0 (0, 0) 2010 (0, 3465) 1272 (0, 5760) 5216 (2430, 12,984) 205 (135, 358)
  Management 298 0 (0, 0) 1112 (60, 2160) 1920 (110, 4920) 3790 (1272, 7840) 212 (120, 332)
  Science 452 0 (0, 0) 1030 (280, 1960) 1520 (240, 3090) 3070 (1260, 5580) 288 (120, 480)
 Time of study
  Morning 372 0 (0, 0) 1440 (120, 2952) 2340 (300, 5575) 5040 (1680, 8880) 210 (120, 315)
  Day 573 0 (0, 0) 960 (240, 1870) 1440 (120, 3120) 2940 (1140, 5520) 270 (120, 480)
Environmental variables
 Mode of transport to school
  Walking 339 0 (0, 0) 1200 (240, 2240) 1680 (80, 4380) 3760 (1440, 7840) 255 (120, 390)
  Cycle 134 0 (0, 0) 1960 (937, 3360) 2516 (1080, 4800) 5300 (3240, 9240) 225 (120, 338)
  Motorcycle/Four-wheeled 472 0 (0, 0) 840 (50, 1680) 1440 (20, 3360) 2910 (960, 5600) 240 (120, 390)
 Extracurricular activities at school
  Yes 654 0 (0, 0) 854 (240, 2100) 1648 (120, 3576) 3260 (1212, 6600) 236 (120, 375)
  No 291 0 (0, 0) 1680 (280, 2520) 1840 (280, 4800) 3940 (1680, 7920) 260 (135, 401)
 Playground at school
  Yes 793 0 (0, 0) 1040 (240, 2160) 1560 (80, 3480) 3300 (1200, 6700) 240 (120, 370)
  No 152 0 (0, 0) 1560 (180, 2520) 3180 (840, 5490) 4740 (2540, 8400) 258 (120, 480)
 Playground or park around home
  Yes 645 0 (0, 0) 1200 (240, 2240) 1720 (320, 4260) 3720 (1560, 7320) 252 (120, 390)
  No 300 0 (0, 0) 1060 (240, 2100) 1340 (0, 3030) 3050 (1080, 6315) 205 (120, 363)
 Adequate space to play or walk around home
  Yes 709 0 (0, 0) 1200 (240, 2240) 1720 (250, 4110) 3760 (1560, 7240) 240 (120, 390)
  No 236 0 (0, 0) 900 (240, 1950) 1320 (0, 3330) 2910 (930, 6315) 198 (120, 365)
 Family support to physical activity
  Yes 890 0 (0, 0) 1120 (240, 2175) 1680 (195, 3997) 3562 (1320, 7080) 240 (120, 390)
  No 55 0 (0, 0) 720 (0, 2160) 1360 (0, 2660) 2880 (1120, 6320) 240 (120, 360)
 Peer support to physical activity
  Yes 900 0 (0, 0) 1120 (240, 2240) 1680 (240, 4039) 3600 (1400, 7080) 240 (120, 380)
  No 45 0 (0, 0) 720 (280, 1890) 1360 (0, 2650) 2160 (852, 5540) 240 (143, 440)
Lifestyle-related variables
 Current smoker
  Yes 30 0 (0, 0) 1680 (790, 3420) 3360 (1055, 6030) 5820 (3360, 9040) 238 (146, 394)
  No 915 0 (0, 0) 1080 (240, 2160) 1680 (180, 3920) 3360 (1260, 6872) 240 (120, 385)
 Current drinker
  Yes 42 0 (0, 0) 1560 (180, 2520) 3380 (1620, 5190) 5820 (3390, 8235) 240 (143, 391)
  No 903 0 (0, 0) 1120 (240, 2160) 1680 (160, 3840) 3360 (1260, 6840) 240 (120, 380)
 Screen time
  Moderate 599 0 (0, 0) 1120 (280, 2160) 1560 (240, 3360) 3340 (1260, 6480) 220 (120, 366)
  Excessive 346 0 (0, 0) 1112 (30, 2520) 2190 (160, 5040) 4080 (1560, 7995) 270 (150, 405)
  1. Note: Sitting time does not include the time spent during school hours
  2. aParticipants were first asked if they do any paid or unpaid work outside home. Work related physical activity is based only on the responses of participants who reported that they work outside home