Table 4

Physical activity profile for girls and boys during recess

Girls (n=197)Boys (n=182)Difference (95% CI)p Value
MVPA (min)3.8 (3.3)5.3 (4.3)−1.6 (−2.3 to −0.8)<0.001
Proportion in MVPA (%)19.6 (16.0)27.9 (22.0)−8.3 (−12.1 to −4.4)<0.001
LPA (min)3.1 (1.5)3.3 (1.6)−0.2 (−0.5 to 0.1)0.28
Proportion in LPA (%)16.8 (7.7)17.8 (8.4)−1.0 (−2.6 to 0.7)0.24
Sedentary (min)11.8 (4.1)10.1 (4.8)1.7 (0.84 to 2.6)<0.001
Proportion in sedentary (%)63.7 (20.5)54.4 (24.7)9.2 (4.7 to 13.8)<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.