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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics and sedentary patters of study sample

From: Sedentary behavior patterns and adiposity in children: a study based on compositional data analysis

 Girls (N = 246)Boys (N = 179)Total sample (N = 425)
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD
Age (years)9.81.39.91.29.81.3
Body height (cm)142.38.8143.89.4142.99.1
Body weight (kg)*35.48.137.89.736.48.9
BMI z-score*0.21.10.51.20.31.1
Fat mass (kg)7.04.27.05.47.04.7
Fat mass (%)*18.47.416.98.317.87.8
Fat mas index (kg/m2)3.41.93.32.33.32.1
Visceral adipose tissue (cm2)32.122.936.428.533.925.5
Count per minute*569.9160.7606.6167.7585.4164.5
Wear time (h/day)12.60.912.70.912.60.9
SB (min/day)359.167.4362.968.9360.768.0
LPA (min/day)348.052.6339.255.7344.354.0
MVPA (min/day)*48.818.658.422.952.821.0
Sedentary bouts analysis
 Short sedentary bouts (min/day)*202.027.9192.127.1197.828.0
 Middle sedentary bouts (min/day)114.339.3120.542.7116.940.8
 Long sedentary bouts (min/day)*42.833.250.333.246.033.4
 Short sedentary bouts (number/day)*79.110.773.710.376.810.8
 Middle sedentary bouts (number/day)7.52.47.82.67.62.5
 Long sedentary bouts (number/day)*1.10.81.20.81.10.8
  1. BMI Body mass index, LPA Light intensity physical activity, MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, SB Sedentary behavior, SD Standard deviation
  2. *Significant difference between sexes, t-test (p < 0.05)
  3. Short bout: 1–9 min, Middle bout: 10–29 min, Long bout: ≥30 min