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Table 1 Physical activity measures at 6–10 years and 11–13 years*

From: Active children are less adipose and insulin resistant in early adolescence; evidence from the Mysore Parthenon Cohort

 6–10 years11–13 years
Physical Activity measures*MalesFemales MalesFemales 
 n = 140n = 150p§n = 175n = 194p§
Counts/ day (× 103)448 ± 128381 ± 110< 0.01418 ± 144296 ± 101< 0.01
Registered Time (min/d)798 ± 81783 ± 770.11778 ± 86760 ± 740.03
Sedentary (% of RT) 40.7 ± 9.642.6 ± 9.50.5147.9 ± 11.153.6 ± 10.0< 0.01
Light physical activity (% of RT)53.0 ± 8.352.8 ± 8.70.3846.2 ± 9.643.2 ± 9.2< 0.01
Moderate physical activity (% of RT)5.0 ± 2.23.6 ± 1.7< 0.014.7 ± 2.52.8 ± 1.6< 0.01
Vigorous physical activity (% RT)1.1 (0.5, 2.0)0.8 (0.4,1.3)< 0.010.8 (0.4,1.7)0.3 (0.1,0.6)< 0.01
  1. *Data are expressed as mean ± SD for normally distributed variables and as median (IQR) for non-normally distributed variables. Intensity cut offs are those published by Evenson [30]; CPM Counts per minute, RT registered time § p value refers to t test of difference between males and females