Table 2

Physical activity profile for girls and boys during the whole school-day (includes recess, lunch and PE times where applicable)

Girls (n=197)Boys (n=182)Difference (95% CI)p Value
MVPA (min)52.9 (16.8)63.5 (21.4)−10.6 (−14.5 to −6.8)<0.001
Proportion in MVPA (%)14.4 (4.5)17.3 (5.6)−2.9 (−3.9 to −1.8)<0.001
LPA (min)54.1 (13.3)56.4 (11.9)−2.3 (−4.8 to 0.3)0.08
Proportion in LPA (%)14.8 (3.7)15.4 (3.2)−0.6 (−1.3 to 0.1)0.08
Sedentary (min)260.1 (28.8)246.2 (25.0)13.9 (8.5 to 19.4)<0.001
Proportion in sedentary (%)70.8 (7.2)67.3 (7.1)3.5 (2.1 to 5.0)<0.001
  • Values for girls and boys are presented as mean (SD). Difference calculated as girls − boys (95% CI).

  • LPA, light physical activity; MVPA, moderate to vigorous physical activity; PE, physical education.