Table 6

Physical activity profile for girls and boys during scheduled physical education

Girls (n=113)Boys (n=103)Difference (95% CI)p Value
MVPA (min)5.2 (5.5)4.6 (5.3)0.6 (−0.8 to 2.1)0.39
Proportion in MVPA (%)13.0 (12.9)11.4 (12.5)1.5 (−1.9 to 5.0)0.37
LPA (min)5.6 (3.5)5.6 (4.1)0.0 (−1.0 to 1.0)0.98
Proportion in LPA (%)14.0 (8.0)14.1 (9.5)−0.1 (−2.4 to 2.3)0.94
Sedentary (min)28.8 (7.6)29.1 (7.6)−0.3 (−2.4 to 1.7)0.77
Proportion in sedentary (%)73.0 (18.4)74.5 (18.3)−1.5 (−6.4 to 3.5)0.56
  • 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.