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Table 2 Physical activity (total and by domain) and sitting time practiced, according to age groups

From: Food intake, physical activity and body composition of adolescents and young adults: data from Brazilian Study of Nutrition and Health

Physical activity (PA) Age group n Percentiles 95%CI p value*
25 50 75
METs-min/week 15–19.9 235 198 672 2383.50 1480.04–2176.74 < 0.001
20–24.9 241 132 396 1059 737.58–1198.60
Total PA (min/week) 15–19.9 235 75 250 840 362.93–458.93 0.006
20–24.9 241 60 140 530 266.24–351.36
Transportation PA (min/week) 15–19.9 235 30 100 200 144.60–205.57 0.359
20–24.9 241 25 80 190 146.30–211.18
Leisure PA (min/week) 15–19.9 235 0 60 600 244.96–341.24 0.001
20–24.9 241 0 0 200 132.84–205.00
Sitting time (min/week) 15–19.9 235 150 252.86 342.86 248.29–292.04 0.123
20–24.9 241 115.71 214.29 360 232.94–281.08
  1. *Mann-Whitney at the 5% significance level
  2. 95%CI 95% confidence interval, METs Metabolic equivalent task, min minutes, PA Physical activity