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Table 3 Physical activity and sitting time, according to the type of occupation

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

Physical activity (PA) Type of occupation n Percentiles 95%CI p value*
25 50 75
METs-min/week Works 191 198 462 1410.5 870.57–1457.27 0.029
Student 180 198 672 2400 1438.68–2242.46
Total PA (min/week) Works 191 60 160 585 276.15–373.28 0.034
Student 180 60 267 857.50 367.37–479.11
Transportation PA (min/week) Works 191 30 100 210 146.57–216.49 0.125
Student 180 20 75 180 120.94–188.67
Leisure PA (min/week) Works 191 0 0 260 141.97–227.63 < 0.001
Student 180 0 112.50 720 270.58–383.17
Sitting time (min/week) Works 191 115.71 214.29 334.29 223.93–276.94 0.009
Student 180 180 270 377.14 261.64–312.30
  1. *Mann-Whitney at the 5% significance level
  2. 95%CI 95% confidence interval, METs Metabolic equivalent task, min Minutes, PA Physical activity