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Table 3 Physical activity of Chinese children aged 6–17 years in their leisure time

From: Physical activity and sedentary behavior among Chinese children aged 6–17 years: a cross-sectional analysis of 2010–2012 China National Nutrition and health survey

  Total Gender P Age(years) P Areas P
Boys Girls 6–12 13–17 Big Cities Medium and Small Cities Ordinary rural areas Poor rural areas
Leisure-time PA participation(%,95CI) 35.4 (32.1~38.7) 37.8 (34.4~41.3) 32.6 (29.3~35.9) < 0.0001 31.7 (28.3~35.1) 39.9 (36.0~43.8) < 0.0001 54.0 (50.2~57.8) 39.4 (33.9~44.9) 33.0 (27.6~38.5) 23.5 (15.5~31.5) < 0.0001
MVPA(day)a 3.4 ± 1.87 3.5 ± 1.90 3.3 ± 1.84 < 0.0001 3.4 ± 1.85 3.4 ± 1.90 0.7778 3.3 ± 1.96 3.3 ± 1.90 3.4 ± 1.79 3.5 ± 1.93 < 0.0001
t/F value   5.23    0.28    18.49     
MVPA (min/day)a 44.9 ± 36.35 47.2 ± 38. 43 42.3 ± 33.60 < 0.0001 43.9 ± 34.28 46.2 ± 38.80 0.0002 48.2 ± 39.66 44.9 ± 38.34 37.6 ± 28.43 46.5 ± 37.32 < 0.0001
t/F value   8.15    −3.78    11.78     
VPA(day)a 2.3 ± 1.57 2.4 ± 1.59 2.3 ± 1.55 0.002 2.3 ± 1.48 2.4 ± 1.67 < 0.0001 1.6 ± 1.71 1. 6 ± 1.73 1.4 ± 1.53 2.1 ± 1.79 < 0.0001
t/F value   3.10    −5.00    16.72     
P             
  1. aData was described as mean ± SD