Table 3

Sedentary behaviors, physical activity measures and dietary habits for Saudi adolescents grouped by city and gender.

Variable

Al-Khobar

Jeddah

Riyadh

All


Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female


TV Viewing (hours/day)b, c, d

2.77 ± 2.2

3.64 ± 2.4

2.60 ± 1.9

3.10 ± 2.2

2.69 ± 1.9

2.75 ± 2.0

2.67 ± 2.0

3.11 ± 2.2

Computer use (hours/day)b, d

2.67 ± 2.4

3.27 ± 2.7

2.76 ± 2.5

3.43 ± 2.7

2.55 ± 2.1

3.70 ± 2.5

2.67 ± 2.3

3.49 ± 2.7

METs-min/week of Moderate -intensity physical activityb, c, d

1199.4 ± 1230.7

735.3 ± 878.5

1020.4 ± 1028.5

799.8 ± 869.6

847.0 ± 1021.9

698.5 ± 882.7

1003.4 ± 1087.6

751.9 ± 876.4

METs-min/week of Vigorous -intensity physical activity a, b, c, d

2271.9 ± 2407.3

406.1 ± 726.4

2331.4 ± 2416.4

625.9 ± 1032.5

1856.1 ± 2167.1

568.2 ± 742.2

2149.9 ± 2338.1

554.4 ± 878.7

Total METs-min/week a, b, c, d

3363.2 ± 3016.3

984.0 ± 1298.3

3244.3 ± 2921.8

1370.9 ± 1565.9

2613.2 ± 2741.2

1171.4 ± 1303.0

3051.4 ± 2921.9

1211.1 ± 1426.8

Breakfast consumption (frequency/week) a, b, c, d

3.79 ± 2.7

2.95 ± 2.6

3.06 ± 2,6

3.04 ± 2.5

4.42 ± 2.6

3.84 ± 2.5

3.71 ± 2.7

3.29 ± 2.6

Vegetables Consumption (frequency/week) a

3.58 ± 2.4

3.40 ± 2.4

3.76 ± 2.4

3.59 ± 2.4

3.74 ± 2.4

3.85 ± 2.3

3.71 ± 2.4

3.63 ± 2.4

Fruits Consumption (frequency/week) a, b

3.35 ± 2.3

2.45 ± 2.1

3.29 ± 2.2

2.61 ± 2.1

3.19 ± 2.3

2.45 ± 2.1

3.27 ± 2.3

2.52 ± 2.1

Milk/dairy products intake (frequency/week) a, b, c, d

4.53 ± 2.4

3.33 ± 2.6

4.10 ± 2.5

3.48 ± 2.5

4.40 ± 2.5

4.10 ± 2.5

4.31 ± 2.4

3.66 ± 2.5

Sugar-sweetened drinks (frequency/week) a, b, c

4.82 ± 2.3

4.46 ± 2.3

4.45 ± 2.5

3.97 ± 2.3

5.03 ± 2.2

4.45 ± 2.3

4.75 ± 2.4

4.25 ± 2.3

Fast foods (frequency/week) b

2.77 ± 1.9

2.70 ± 1.9

2.97 ± 2.0

2.65 ± 1.9

2.90 ± 2.0

2.54 ± 1.8

2.90 ± 2.0

2.63 ± 1.8

French fries/potato chips (frequency/week) b, d

2.36 ± 2.0

3.04 ± 2.2

2.71 ± 2.1

2.73 ± 2.0

2.31 ± 2.0

2.84 ± 2.0

2.48 ± 2.1

2.84 ± 2.0

Cake/donuts (frequency/week)b

2.52 ± 2.2

2.89 ± 2.1

2.42 ± 2.1

2.71 ± 2.0

2.46 ± 2.0

2.68 ± 2.0

2.46 ± 2.1

2.74 ± 2.1

Sweets (frequency/week) b, d

3.08 ± 2.3

3.67 ± 2.3

3.15 ± 2.4

3.77 ± 2.3

2.89 ± 2.3

4.35 ± 2.2

3.04 ± 2.3

3.95 ± 2.3

Energy drinks (frequency/week)b, d

1.42 ± 2.2

1.08 ± 1.9

1.71 ± 2.2

0.85 ± 1.6

1.47 ± 2.1

0.81 ± 1.6

1.55 ± 2.2

0.89 ± 1.7


Data are means and standard deviations

Two-way ANCOVA tests controlling for the effect of age: a = significant differences at p < 0.05 for the effect of age; b = significant differences at p < 0.05 for the main effect of gender; c = significant differences at p < 0.05 for the main effect of city; d = significant differences at p < 0.05 for the effect of the interaction (gender by city).

Al-Hazzaa et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:140   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-140

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