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Table 3 Characteristics of participants by transport, leisure physical activity and sitting time by age group from ELANS study

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

Country15–29 years30–59 years≥60 yearsP value
Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)
Transport physical activity (min/week)
Argentina237.2 (205.4–270.2)120.0 (60.0–290.0)254.9 (227.2–286.3)140.0 (60.0–300.0)304.9 (217.9–407.9)132.5 (60.0–330.0)0.652
Brazil213.6 (189.2–236.9)105.0 (60.0–210.0)207.4 (190.2–227.7)120.0 (60.0–210.0)156.6 (117.5–209.3)90.0 (60.0–210.0)0.247
Chile216.1 (186.9–249.7)120.0 (70.0–240.0)210.8 (179.5–242.2)105.0 (60.0–210.0)269.0 (149.3–407.4)105.0 (41.2–210.0)0.609
Colombia218.0 (190.7–247.2)105.0 (60.0–234.7)246.3 (216.6–275.8)120.0 (60.0–270.0)196.0 (147.8–249.8)105.0 (60.0–228.0)0.796
Costa Rica288.5 (250.1–327.9)160.0 (75.0–360.0)271.9 (238.1–307.2)140.0 (60.0–345.0)204.0 (123.4–301.3)82.5 (45.0–240.0)0.180
Ecuador195.4 (168.3–224.3)120.0 (70.0–210.0)241.6 (210.2–272.4)140.0 (75.0–256.2)238.1 (178.7–312.6)165.0 (101.2–295.0)0.027
Peru184.9 (162.4–209.0)105.0 (60.0–210.0)199.1 (179.8–220.8)120.0 (60.0–210.0)226.7 (166.1–308.6)150.0 (70.0–227.5)0.088
Venezuela182.2 (155.4–212.3)100.0 (60.0–180.0)180.1 (154.8–208.1)90.0 (50.0–205.0)124.2 (94.2–158.4)95.0 (47.2–150.0)0.533
Overall215.5 (205.0–226.7)120.0 (60.0–210.0)225.0 (215.7–234.3)120.0 (60.0–240.0)212.0 (187.1–238.0)120.0 (60.0–210.0)0.384
Leisure physical activity (min/week)
Argentina329.2 (288.2–376.2)240.0 (90.0–450.0)274.7 (238.3–314.6)180.0 (80.0–360.0)262.6 (182.4–371.3)180.0 (90.0–326.2)0.041
Brazil358.8 (314.5–405.2)232.5 (90.0–480.0)270.1 (240.2–300.3)146.0 (60.0–360.0)363.5 (230.4–518.0)180.0 (80.0–420.0)0.011
Chile382.2 (331.5–438.5)240.0 (120.0–480.0)297.0 (252.4–342.3)180.0 (60.0–384.0)402.5 (247.2–578.4)195.0 (60.0–645.0)0.057
Colombia313.3 (270.2–360.5)170.0 (60.0–420.0)273.6 (240.6–310.6)150.0 (60.0–322.5)267.9 (174.6–379.8)169.5 (60.0–310.0)0.711
Costa Rica307.1 (255.1–364.5)160.0 (60.0–360.0)280.3 (237.7–322.2)180.0 (90.0–350.0)285.2 (137.4–455.2)160.0 (70.0–270.0)0.969
Ecuador380.6 (339.7–428.1)255.0 (123.7–480.0)412.2 (362.9–462.8)240.0 (121.2–507.5)470.8 (334.1–604.1)370.0 (150.0–622.5)0.578
Peru296.2 (260.9–332.9)165.0 (70.0–360.0)252.6 (220.9–288.3)140.0 (60.0–302.5)191.6 (127.3–274.8)135.0 (65.0–240.0)0.138
Venezuela395.8 (339.2–458.2)300.0 (120.0–520.0)266.1 (213.9–322.4)180.0 (72.5–357.5)178.1 (94.5–296.8)147.0 (60.0–180.0)0.001
Overall342.1 (326.0–359.9)210.0 (90.0–450.0)292.2 (278.0–305.9)180.0 (70.0–360.0)315.4 (269.8–358.1)180.0 (80.0–390.0)<0.001
Sitting time (min/day)
Argentina544.1 (516.9–569.3)480.0 (360.0–720.0)534.9 (514.6–555.1)480.0 (300.0–720.0)569.4 (507.8–633.5)570.0 (307.0–720.0)0.745
Brazil493.0 (467.6–519.7)420.0 (240.0–660.0)403.8 (386.7–420.7)360.0 (180.0–540.0)385.4 (342.5–429.8)360.0 (185.0–500.0)<0.001
Chile539.2 (509.5–569.9)480.0 (360.0–720.0)452.2 (428.0–479.1)420.0 (270.0–570.0)453.3 (390.7–526.6)420.0 (245.0–600.0)<0.001
Colombia536.9 (508.3–566.7)480.0 (300.0–720.0)442.8 (419.8–468.7)390.0 (238.0–600.0)473.3 (415.6–540.2)392.5 (240.0–615.0)<0.001
Costa Rica503.7 (468.6–538.9)465.0 (240.0–690.0)420.1 (393.2–448.7)360.0 (210.0–558.7)365.9 (292.5–440.7)300.0 (195.0–480.0)<0.001
Ecuador362.2 (336.9–391.3)300.0 (180.0–510.0)333.7 (310.8–360.6)300.0 (165.0–450.0)303.0 (240.5–363.0)240.0 (170.0–450.0)0.293
Peru556.8 (530.3–585.2)540.0 (360.0–720.0)503.9 (480.9–528.8)480.0 (300.0–660.0)477.1 (411.8–541.6)465.0 (318.7–600.0)0.008
Venezuela408.9 (383.9–433.6)360.0 (240.0–540.0)366.2 (344.9–388.1)360.0 (180.0–490.0)349.2 (295.7–412.7)300.0 (135.0–480.0)0.099
Overall496.8 (486.5–507.3)475.0 (270.0–660.0)436.8 (428.7–444.6)390.0 (240.0–600.0)432.6 (410.6–455.3)360.0 (240.0–600.0)<0.001
  1. 95% CI: 95% confidence interval