Table 2

Unadjusted median values with 5th and 95th percentiles for physical activity measured by pedometers and accelerometers categorised by gender and day of the week for all measurement years combined
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
Pedometer steps/day 11550 9409 12276 9442 12104 9995 12204 10476 12971 10392 9134 8338 8008 6941
(3774-19545) (3031-16906) (4114-21412) (3141-16384) (3627-20841) (2808-17325) (4106-21379) (3750-17296) (3505-22049) (3451-18751) (2189-20033) (2099-16984) (1852-18418) (1919-15620)
% meeting step per day recommendations a 36 32 43 34 44 38 44 44 50 45 26 28 21 18
Accelerometer wear time (hr/day, mean and standard deviation) 13.16 13.16 13.19 13.18 13.05 13.29 13.06 13.26 13.88 13.98 13.08 13.22 12.57 12.35
(1.74) (1.58) (4.6) (4.5) (4.52) (1.44) (1.61) (1.5) (1.75) (1.71) (1.86) (1.84) (1.74) (1.71)
% returned accelerometers meeting validation criteria c 70 70 71 70 70 75 72 70 73 74 60 62 53 54
Accelerometer Counts (counts per day/1000) 397 338 419 361 434 363 447 387 457 407 338 316 307 302
(210-807) (189-663) (216-885) (184-656) (250-869) (204-754) (238-849) (206-707) (254-830) (233-727) (144-796) (148-795) (123-796) (122-763)
MVPA (min/day) 42 30 44 32 49 33 52 35 51 37 27 22 23 18
(11-104) (7-85) (11-121) (6-76) (13-117) (7-85) (11-117) (7-87) (15-118) (10-95) (3-90) (2-81) (2-90) (2-78)
Light (min/day) 339 340 340.5 340 351 341 338 354 369.5 376 338 342 315 316
(231-466) (231-440) (133-468) (184-472) (228-459) (224-440) (221-469) (234-466) (247-488) (256-492) (192-447) (210-494) (180-447) (188-457)
Sedentary (min/day) 385 408 369 390 372 400 367 389 380 391 385 381 380 371
(250-534) (275-536) (178-517) (209-527) (231-501) (271-552) (240-505) (244-536) (243-528) (253-537) (226-566) (233-549) (233-566) (226-530)
% meeting MVPA recommendations b 29 15 33 16 38 18 41 19 39 21 22 12 16 10

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

b MVPA recommendations based on accumulating >60 minutes of MVPA per day.

c Validation criteria based on >10 hours of wear time per day.

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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