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Table 2 Characteristics of participants by transport, leisure physical activity and sitting time by sex from ELANS study

From: Original research Socio-demographic patterning of self-reported physical activity and sitting time in Latin American countries: findings from ELANS

CountryTotalMenWomenP value
Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)
Transport physical activity (min/week)
Argentina251.9 (231.7–271.7)140.0 (60.0–300.0)288.2 (247.6–328.7)130.0 (60.0–350.0)227.4 (204.4–205.0)140.0 (60.0–280.0)0.702
Brazil206.2 (192.1–220.8)105.0 (60.0–210.0)245.9 (220.5–271.9)120.0 (60.0–245.0)170.1 (155.6–185.6)105.0 (60.0–210.0)0.008
Chile216.7 (194.3–238.9)105.0 (60.0–105.0)262.4 (222.8–301.8)137.5 (70.0–280.0)173.8 (152.3–194.3)100.0 (50.0–210.0)<0.001
Colombia231.0 (212.4–251.3)120.0 (25.0–240.0)277.4 (243.5–307.9)140.0 (71.5–295.5)188.5 (166.5–210.2)105.0 (50.0–210.0)<0.001
Costa Rica275.3 (249.6–301.8)147.0 (63.0–350.0)308.4 (268.6–351.9)180.0 (70.0–400.0)244.8 (217.2–277.4)140.0 (60.0–283.7)0.087
Ecuador221.3 (201.1–242.9)140.0 (75.0–210.0)250.5 (221.6–284.7)140.0 (75.0–300.0)191.5 (167.6–214.1)120.0 (70.0–210.0)0.404
Peru194.4 (179.8–209.4)120.0 (60.0–210.0)204.9 (182.5–228.2)120.0 (60.0–210.0)185.3 (167.7–203.8)120.0 (60.0–210.0)0.618
Venezuela177.6 (160.7–194.6)100.0 (50.0–180.0)176.3 (148.9–205.3)90.0 (50.0–175.0)178.7 (156.5–201.2)100.0 (50.0–200.0)0.599
Overall220.3 (213.5–227.0)120.0 (60.0–240.0)251.2 (238.9–262.2)125.0 (60.0–280.0)193.2 (185.2–200.5)105.0 (60.0–210.0)<0.001
Leisure physical activity (min/week)
Argentina298.1 (271.7–327.4)180.0 (90.0–390.0)295.7 (259.7–335.4)180.0 (90.0–390.0)300.7 (262.3–341.0)205.0 (90.0–378.7)0.505
Brazil312.6 (285.7–339.8)180.0 (70.0–420.0)345.9 (308.1–384.9)180.0 (90.0–486.0)273.8 (240.9–310.9)140.0 (60.0–360.0)0.018
Chile341.4 (306.7–378.5)210.0 (90.0–420.0)360.5 (310.5–416.1)210.0 (85.0–445.0)322.3 (280.3–369.1)210.0 (90.0–408.7)0.817
Colombia290.6 (265.2–316.6)150.0 (60.0–360.0)312.4 (276.8–348.4)180.0 (90.0–403.7)263.5 (226.1–307.7)130.0 (60.0–300.0)0.025
Costa Rica293.2 (259.0–329.6)180.0 (70.0–360.0)330.4 (282.5–386.3)180.0 (90.0–420.0)249.6 (207.2–290.7)150.0 (60.0–300.0)0.025
Ecuador401.4 (370.6–435.3)240.0 (131.2–480.0)358.9 (322.7–399.1)240.0 (120.0–480.0)447.6 (394.5–502.5)280.0 (140.0–577.5)0.064
Peru272.1 (248.1–297.3)150.0 (60.0–355.0)293.9 (259.9–327.9)180.0 (80.0–370.0)246.4 (210.6–284.8)120.0 (60.0–300.0)0.013
Venezuela333.5 (296.9–376.3)227.5 (105.0–438.5)393.6 (333.4–448.9)255.0 (120.0–540.0)244.7 (202.1–289.3)180.0 (81.7–300.0)0.014
Overall316.4 (306.1–327.1)180.0 (90.0–420.0)332.3 (317.5–347.5)198.0 (90.0–440.0)298.3 (281.7–314.6)180.0 (60.0–375.0)0.011
Sitting time (min/day)
Argentina540.7 (526.0–557.9)480.0 (327.5–720.0)548.4 (524.3–572.7)480.0 (330.0–720.0)534.4 (514.4–553.1)480.0 (300.0–720.0)0.971
Brazil433.9 (420.3–448.1)360.0 (210.0–600.0)462.3 (441.2–484.4)420.0 (240.0–636.0)408.8 (391.3–427.6)360.0 (180.0–598.0)0.003
Chile485.8 (466.2–499.1)420.0 (300.0–660.0)497.5 (470.4–527.4)450.0 (300.0–660.0)474.6 (449.1–500.8)420.0 (300.0–600.0)0.387
Colombia481.9 (466.2–499.1)420.0 (240.0–660.0)507.3 (482.7–532.9)480.0 (270.0–720.0)457.5 (435.3–482.7)420.0 (239.0–658.0)0.079
Costa Rica452.3 (431.3–474.3)389.0 (240.0–600.0)486.9 (454.5–520.8)420.0 (240.0–660.0)418.1 (394.0–444.7)360.0 (210.0–570.0)0.369
Ecuador344.3 (328.1–362.1)300.0 (180.0–480.0)486.8 (454.6–520.8)300.0 (180.0–500.0)321.5 (299.6–344.7)270.0 (180.0–430.0)0.076
Peru525.9 (508.3–544.0)480.0 (328.0–690.0)548.4 (522.5–572.8)510.0 (360.0–720.0)506.1 (482.7–529.4)480.0 (300.0–660.0)0.098
Venezuela383.3 (367.1–398.5)360.0 (180.0–540.0)389.4 (367.2–413.3)360.0 (180.0–540.0)377.4 (355.3–396.9)360.0 (180.0–500.0)0.079
Overall460.2 (453.8–466.5)420.0 (240.0–600.0)479.1 (470.4–488.0)420.0 (240.0–660.0)442.7 (434.6–450.8)418.0 (240.0–600.0)<0.001
  1. 95% CI: 95% confidence interval