Table 5

Physical activity profile for girls and boys during lunch

Girls (n=198)Boys (n=182)Difference (95% CI)p Value
MVPA (min)12.5 (5.3)15.6 (7.5)−3.1 (−4.4 to −1.8)<0.001
Proportion in MVPA (%)27.9 (12.0)34.7 (16.3)−6.9 (−9.7 to 4.0)<0.001
LPA (min)9.3 (2.7)8.9 (2.6)0.4 (−0.1 to 0.9)0.14
Proportion in LPA (%)20.6 (5.7)19.8 (5.8)0.8 (−0.4 to 1.9)0.19
Sedentary (min)23.3 (6.8)20.5 (7.5)2.9 (1.4 to 4.3)<0.001
Proportion in sedentary (%)51.6 (14.3)45.5 (16.4)6.1 (3.0 to 9.2)<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.