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Table 3 Distribution of frequency and (percentage) of the type of sedentary behaviors among boys and girls

From: Unrestricted prevalence of sedentary behaviors from early childhood

 AllBoyGirlP
N = 480N = 267 (55.62)N = 213 (44.37) 
Watching TV (min/d)N(%)N(%)N(%)0.370b
  < 120372 (77.5)211 (79.0)161 (75.6) 
 120 and over108 (22.5)56 (21.0)52 (24.4) 
Playing computer and video games   < 0.001b
  < 120251 (52.4)121 (45.3)130 (61.3) 
 120 and over228 (47.6)146 (54.7)82 (38.7) 
Communicating electronic media/EMC   0.108a
  < 120206 (43.1)106 (39.8)100 (47.2) 
 120 and over272 (56.9)160 (60.2)112 (52.8) 
Studying duration   0.305a
  < 120358 (74.6)204 (76.4)154 (72.3) 
 120 and over122 (25.4)63 (23.6)59 (27.7) 
All sedentary behaviors
 M(SD)870 (331.0)820 (312.0)909 (340.0)< 0.001b
All sedentary behaviors excluded night time sleep
 M(SD)615 (331.06)566 (312.0)655 (340.0)< 0.001b
  1. P P-value, aP-value based on Pearson chi-square, bP-value based on independent t-test, min/d minute per day, M(SD) Mean(Standard Deviation), TV watching Television watching, EMC Electronic Media Communication
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