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Table 2 Mean and differences in physical activity and sitting time before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

From: Lifestyle behaviors in Swedish university students before and during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic: a cohort study

  All1 Women2 Men2  ≤ 25 years3  > 25 years3
Exercise4
  Mean min/week at baseline 135 137 176 127 149
  Mean difference in minutes (95% CI) from baseline to FU1 -5.7
(-10.0, -1.5)
-5.2
(-10.1, -0.2)
-7.7
(-16.0, 0.5)
-4.2
(-10.0, 1.6)
-7.7
(-13.9, -1.6)
  Mean difference in minutes (95% CI) from baseline to FU2 -7.7
(-12.6, -2.8)
-6.9
(-12.7, -1.1)
-10.5
(-19.3, -1.7)
-5.5
(-11.9, 0.9)
-10.4
(-17.9, -2.9)
Daily activities5
  Mean min/week at baseline 154 143 154 139 154
  Mean difference in minutes (95% CI) from baseline to FU1 5.6
(0.3, 11.7)
6.0
(-0.7, 12.6)
6.1
(-5.4, 17.5)
11.8
(4.3, 19.2)
-1.3
(-10.0, 7.5)
  Mean difference in minutes (95% CI) from baseline to FU2 14.2
(7.9, 20.5)
14.3
(7.2, 21.4)
13.2
(-0.6, 26.9)
19.9
(11.3, 28.5)
7.4
(-1.9, 16.6)
Total physical activity
  Mean min/week at baseline 289 280 329 266 303
  Mean difference in minutes (95% CI) from baseline to FU1 -0.2
(-7.7, 7.2)
0.3
(-8.4, 9.0)
-2.0
(-16.7, 12.7)
7.2
(-2.6, 17.0)
-9.5
(-20.9, 1.8)
  Mean difference in minutes (95% CI) from baseline to FU2 6.0
(-2.3, 14.3)
6.9
(-2.7, 16.5)
2.2
(-14.7, 19.1)
13.9
(2.9, 25.0)
-3.7
(-16.2, 8.8)
Sitting time
  Mean hours/day at baseline 9.2 8.44 8.36 10.21 7.55
  Mean difference in hours (95% CI) from baseline to FU1 -0.1
(-0.3, 0.1)
-0.1
(-0.4, 0.1)
0.2
(-0.2, 0.6)
-0.2
(-0.4, 0.1)
0.1
(-0.2, 0.3)
  Mean difference in hours (95% CI) from baseline to FU2 -1.4
(-1.7, -1.2)
-1.5
(-1.8, -1.3)
-1.1
(-1.5, -0.6)
-1.7
(-2.0, -1.4)
-1.1
(-1.4, -0.8)
  1. Abbreviations, FU1 follow-up 1 (March 14, 2020 to June 15, 2020), FU2 follow-up 2 (June 16, 2020 to September 10, 2020)
  2. 1Adjusted for follow-up period, age and sex
  3. 2Adjusted for follow-up period and age
  4. 3Adjusted for follow-up period and sex
  5. 4Exercise activities, i.e., running, fitness class, or ball games
  6. 5Activities that are not exercise, i.e., walks, bicycling, or gardening