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Table 4 Characteristics of participants by transport, leisure physical activity and sitting time by socioeconomic level from ELANS study

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

CountryLowMediumHighP value
Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)Mean (95% CI)Median (Q1-Q3)
Transport physical activity (min/week)
Argentina255.3 (224.9–287.6)140.0 (60.0–300.0)240.1 (210.5–268.5)140.0 (60.0–280.0)324.8 (214.7–442.3)155.0 (70.0–420.0)0.779
Brazil221.4 (199.7–244.2)120.0 (60.0–240.0)193.6 (174.1–215.1)105.0 (60.0–210.0)180.3 (130.2–238.0)100.0 (45.0–210.0)0.149
Chile206.4 (177.6–235.7)105.0 (60.0–228.0)221.7 (187.3–259.2)120.0 (60.0–210.0)246.6 (167.2–337.5)105.0 (60.0–210.0)0.763
Colombia219.7 (197.8–242.0)111.5 (60.0–210.0)250.2 (213.2–290.6)105.0 (60.0–280.0)258.1 (181.7–355.6)140.0 (87.0–329.0)0.356
Costa Rica269.2 (227.2–317.2)140.0 (60.0–300.0)284.7 (249.3–319.6)168.5 (70.0–360.0)253.1 (187.8–326.0)140.0 (70.0–300.0)0.338
Ecuador227.5 (200.8–255.5)140.0 (75.0–243.7)216.6 (185.6–249.0)120.0 (75.0–210.0)210.3 (155.6–267.3)140.0 (75.0–243.7)0.300
Peru201.5 (180.9–225.9)120.0 (60.0–210.0)169.7 (149.7–193.5)105.0 (60.0–210.0)213.3 (182.5–247.5)140.0 (70.0–240.0)0.169
Venezuela174.2 (155.2–195.4)100.0 (50.0–180.0)195.7 (147.8–251.4)105.0 (60.0–190.0)170.7 (114.2–240.8)95.0 (60.0–210.0)0.618
Overall218.1 (208.7–227.4)120.0 (60.0–240.0)222.2 (211.2–233.2)120.0 (60.0–240.0)225.2 (203.5–246.9)120.0 (60.0–238.0)0.471
Leisure physical activity (min/week)
Argentina312.9 (270.2–358.9)200.0 (90.0–390.0)281.8 (249.1–317.3)180.0 (80.0–365.0)316.5 (217.4–438.8)225.0 (112.5–444.0)0.608
Brazil293.0 (252.4–336.3)140.0 (60.0–360.0)332.8 (295.4–371.9)230.0 (87.5–477.5)307.6 (239.1–381.9)180.0 (90.0–442.5)0.003
Chile323.0 (277.4–371.5)190.0 (90.0–420.0)340.9 (291.7–393.3)210.0 (76.2–420.0)411.3 (304.7–512.4)300.0 (120.0–438.7)0.346
Colombia286.2 (252.9–325.5)143.5 (60.0–360.0)310.9 (264.5–358.3)180.0 (80.0–406.0)235.8 (178.3–303.1)195.0 (40.0–303.7)0.252
Costa Rica302.7 (243.4–366.3)180.0 (62.5–360.0)294.0 (248.2–342.3)180.0 (80.0–360.0)270.6 (202.2–346.7)138.0 (60.0–375.0)0.360
Ecuador418.9 (371.8–468.6)270.0 (140.0–540.0)375.7 (327.5–430.0)240.0 (120.0–440.0)408.9 (320.0–499.3)240.0 (150.0–507.5)0.314
Peru270.2 (235.0–312.2)139.0 (60.0–330.0)268.7 (226.6–312.3)155.0 (60.0–360.0)281.6 (234.5–333.1)200.0 (75.0–420.0)0.035
Venezuela344.7 (299.5–391.2)240.0 (120.0–420.0)313.9 (220.2–405.6)180.0 (60.0–472.5)246.2 (142.8–363.9)120.0 (56.0–480.0)0.466
Overall316.8 (300.7–316.9)180.0 (80.0–405.0)315.1 (298.6–331.7)180.0 (90.0–416.0)317.9 (288.4–347.4)210.0 (90.0–420.0)0.081
Sitting time (min/day)
Argentina539.5 (515.6–563.4)480.0 (330.0–720.0)544.0 (519.3–568.4)510.0 (352.5–720.0)522.6 (452.6–589.8)495.0 (240.0–750)0.920
Brazil401.5 (382.6–420.8)360.0 (180.0–558.0)453.9 (433.9–474.5)390.0 (240.0–600.0)518.9 (467.3–572.5)360.0 (180.0–558.0)<0.001
Chile457.7 (430.3–484.2)420.0 (240.0–600.0)506.5 (477.6–534.3)480.0 (300.0–660.0)532.2 (474.5–592.9)480.0 (360.0–660.0)0.026
Colombia474.1 (451.2–498.9)420.0 (240.0–660.0)497.8 (466.4–528.4)440.0 (290.0–660.0)479.5 (417.9–549.1)480.0 (300.0–600.0)0.710
Costa Rica405.1 (371.6–438.8)360.0 (180.0–540.0)480.1 (451.1–512.0)420.0 (240.0–660.0)457.5 (394.1–523.3)360.0 (180.0–660.0)0.140
Ecuador331.1 (302.6–358.3)265.0 (150.0–480.0)355.8 (329.2–381.4)300.0 (180.0–480.0)362.6 (316.7–414.1)360.0 (180.0–480.0)0.185
Peru515.9 (488.6–540.2)480.0 (300.0–690.0)515.6 (483.9–546.6)480.0 (330.0–660.0)565.0 (529.8–599.2)525.0 (360.0–712.5)0.139
Venezuela377.9 (360.4–394.9)360.0 (180.0–540.0)412.8 (371.4–451.2)390.0 (195.0–600.0)367.3 (295.5–444.5)315.0 (180.0–480.0)0.293
Overall428.1 (415.9–440.3)370.0 (210.0–600.0)471.5 (457.7–485.2)420.0 (240.0–660.0)490.9 (466.0–515.7)477.5 (300.0–660.0)<0.001
  1. 95% CI: 95% confidence interval