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Table 5 Characteristics of participants by transport, leisure physical activity and sitting time by education 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)
Argentina265.5 (238.6–292.4)140.0 (60.0–300.0)221.9 (185.4–258.5)120.0 (60.0–280.0)175.1 (120.8–229.4)140.0 (75.0–210.0)0.595
Brazil218.2 (195.3–241.1)107.5 (60.0–213.7)190.2 (171.8–208.6)105.0 (60.0–210.0)216.8 (158.9–274.7)135.0 (50.0–217.5)0.644
Chile205.5 (179.9–231.0)105.0 (60.0–212.5)218.1 (171.6–264.7)120.0 (60.0–213.7)281.2 (186.3–376.1)140.0 (60.0–315.0)0.267
Colombia242.8 (217.9–267.7)120.0 (60.0–276.0)199.4 (163.9–234.8)105.0 (49.7–210.0)228.0 (173.9–282.1)120.0 (60.0–240.0)0.058
Costa Rica276.5 (248.5–304.5)157.5 (60.0–346.2)260.7 (189.4–331.9)120.0 (70.0–290.0)289.6 (184.2–394.9)140.0 (75.0–390.0)0.451
Ecuador226.7 (204.9–248.5)140.0 (75.0–240.0)174.2 (113.3–235.2)100.0 (60.0–150.0)231.6 (148.0–315.1)120.0 (70.0–210.0)0.009
Peru193.3 (163.1–223.6)107.5 (60.0–210.0)195.9 (177.3–214.6)120.0 (60.0–210.0)186.9 (150.7–223.3)120.0 (73.7–210.0)0.590
Venezuela175.9 (154.3–197.6)90.0 (50.0–180.0)196.0 (144.9–247.2)105.0 (60.0–210.0)170.3 (126.4–214.3)100.0 (60.0–168.7)0.523
Overall230.5 (221.4–239.6)120.0. (60.0–250.0)200.7 (189.8–211.6)110.0 (60.0–210.0)215.9 (193.8–238.1)120.0 (60.0–210.0)0.103
Leisure physical activity (min/week)
Argentina297.0 (263.3–330.7)180.0 (90.0–360.0)309.4 (264.9–353.9)240.0 (120.0–405.0)265.9 (147.7–384.3)180.0 (90.0–360.0)0.019
Brazil321.6 (281.3–361.9)170.0 (72.5–420.0)302.8 (262.3–343.3)180.0 (60.0–427.5)311.5 (247.2–375.8)240.0 (90.0–455.0)0.391
Chile332.1 (289.4–374.8)205.0 (90.0–420.0)326.9 (254.8–399.0)210.0 (60.0–420.0)413.0 (307.2–518.8)300.0 (120.0–420.0)0.159
Colombia283.3 (247.5–319.1)150.0 (60.0–300.0)305.8 (257.5–354.2)180.0 (60.0–420.0)298.3 (219.9–376.6)150.0 (60.0–335.0)0.273
Costa Rica288.8 (250.8–326.7)170.0 (60.0–360.0)309.5 (212.7–406.2)180.0 (90.0–360.0)311.5 (201.1–421.9)207.5 (108.7–363.7)0.147
Ecuador406.2 (371.4–441.1)255.0 (127.5–527.5)358.6 (263.9–453.1)217.5 (120.0–425.0)410.6 (244.8–576.4)255.0 (145.0–447.5)0.473
Peru289.1 (229.7–348.5)150.0 (60.0–340.0)274.6 (245.3–303.9)160.0 (61.0–360.0)218.5 (150.8–286.2)140.0 (60.0–240.0)0.643
Venezuela348.6 (294.2–403.0)210.0 (105.0–435.0)242.2 (185.4–298.9)240.0 (67.5–345.0)350.1 (268.7–431.5)240.0 (67.5–345.0)0.427
Overall325.2 (310.8–339.5)180.0 (90.0–420.0)297.7 (279.8–315.5)180.0 (75.0–391.2)320.8 (287.9–353.6)202.5 (90.0–403.7)0.353
Sitting time (min/day)
Argentina532.6 (513.9–551.2)480.0 (300.0–720.0)563.9 (529.8–597.9)540.0 (360.0–720.0)574.8 (485.6–663.9)540.0 (300.0–735.0)0.243
Brazil398.1 (379.2–416.9)360.0 (180.0–540.0)458.2 (436.6–479-8)420.0 (240.0–640.0)528.1 (480.8–575.4)480.0 (360.0–720.0)<0.001
Chile466.4 (443.2–489.6)420.0 (270.0–600.0)532.6 (491.573.6)480.0 (340.0–720.0)499.8 (449.5–550.0)420.0 (360.0–600.0)0.082
Colombia455.4 (433.3–477.6)420.0 (220.0–655.0)530.6 (494.7–566.5)480.0 (300.0–720.0.)529.7 (477.7–581.8)510.0 (300.0–720.0)<0.001
Costa Rica432.8 (409.9–455.7)360.0 (240.0–600.0)518.6 (450.2–586.9)450.0 (260.0–720.0)579.5 (479.2–679.8)540.0 (360.0–780.0)0.005
Ecuador333.1 (314.2–352.0)270.0 (160.0–480.0)416.0 (356.9–475.1)360.0. (240.0–510.0)370.6 (310.2–430.9)360.0 (213.7–540.0)0.005
Peru529.6 (491.5–567.7)480.0 (300.0–710.0)519.5 (498.7–540.4)480.0 (315.0–660.0)560.6 (514.6–606.7)540.0 (382.5–712.5)0.080
Venezuela376.1 (356.9–395.3)360.0 (180.0–500.0)355.1 (312.5–397.8)315.0 (180.0–485.0)429.9 (394.0–465.8)420.0 (240.0–600.0)0.001
Overall436.5 (428.7–444.3)370.0 (225.0–600.0)495.7 (484.2–507.3)456.0 (270.0–660.0)503.7 (484.5–522.8)480.0 (300.0–660.0)<0.001
  1. 95% CI: 95% confidence interval