Table 1

Descriptive statistics for pedometer measured physical activity for each measurement year separated by gender
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6
Age 8 years Age 9 years Age 10 years Age 11 years Age 12 years
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
N pedometers issued 435 418 397 383 347 336 330 314 328 312
N (%) returned pedometers meeting validation criteria 372 (86%) 366 (88%) 290 (73%) 308 (80%) 285 (82%) 283 (84%) 272 (82%) 256 (82%) 266 (81%) 274 (%88)
Steps per day (median and 5th and 95th percentiles) 12014 (4264,21303) 9762 (3259,18195) 10552 (2059,20933) 8523 (2126,16541) 11206 (2890,21171) 9078 (2495,16868) 11459 (3143,20705) 10002 (3017,17647) 10477 (2329,19244) 9008 (2628,15947)
% meeting step per day recommendations a 42 37 34 30 38 33 39 38 30 30

a Step recommendations based on accumulating >11,000 steps/day for girls and >13,000 steps/day for boys.

Telford et al.

Telford et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013 10:81   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-81

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