Table 4

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

Variable

Gender

Age in years


14

15

16

17

18

19


TV Viewing time (hours/day)

M

2.00 ± 2.5

2.66 ± 2.0

2.64 ± 1.9

2.73 ± 1.9

2.54 ± 2.0

3.1 ± 2.1


F

2.06 ± 1.6

3.19 ± 2.1

3.2 ± 2.3

2.97 ± 2.1

3.10 ± 2.3

3.39 ± 2.4


Computer use (hours/day)b, c

M

3.00 ± 1.6

2.51 ± 2.3

2.61 ± 2.3

2.65 ± 2.2

2.94 ± 2.6

2.38 ± 2.5


F

4.59 ± 3.1

3.35 ± 2.4

3.62 ± 2.8

3.56 ± 2.7

3.06 ± 2.4

3.51 ± 2.4


METs-min/week of Moderate -intensity physical activity a

M

815.1 ± 553.9

1104.5 ± 1135.6

1018.5 ± 1110.5

919.6 ± 923.8

1085.5 ± 1266.6

784.1 ± 890.5


F

778.3 ± 1089.2

818.1 ± 1020.2

791.8 ± 897.0

647.2 ± 754.1

817.9 ± 914.1

832.1 ± 831.7


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

M

1793.1 ± 1222.3

2308.6 ± 2264.9

2292.3 ± 2465.0

2101.0 ± 2383.5

2008.8 ± 2141.5

1635.5 ± 2116.6


F

359.9 ± 360.0

582.5 ± 916.3

636.5 ± 1012.8

479.8 ± 736.6

562.5 ± 865.9

274.3 ± 310.4


Total METs-min/week a, b

M

2608.2 ± 1161.5

3295.5 ± 2850.8

3237.5 ± 3046.4

2907.3 ± 2851.5

2995.6 ± 2912.7

2258.9 ± 2662.9


F

1094.9 ± 1239.0

1272.9 ± 1638.0

1348.8 ± 1560.9

1035.8 ± 1166.6

1264.7 ± 1466.8

1002.4 ± 874.0


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

M

4.5 ± 2.8

4.1 ± 2.7

4.1 ± 2.7

3.3 ± 2.6

3.7 ± 2.7

3.5 ± 2.8


F

3.9 ± 2.6

3.6 ± 2.5

3.2 ± 2.6

3.4 ± 2.6

3.2 ± 2.6

1.8 ± 2.2


Vegetables Consumption (frequency/week) a

M

3.8 ± 2.2

4.1 ± 2.5

3.7 ± 2.4

3.6 ± 2.4

3.7 ± 2.3

3.1 ± 2.3


F

3.5 ± 2.1

3.9 ± 2.4

3.6 ± 2.3

3.5 ± 2.3

3.7 ± 2.4

2.9 ± 2.5


Fruits Consumption (frequency/week) a, b

M

4.2 ± 2.4

3.7 ± 2.4

3.3 ± 2.2

3.2 ± 2.3

3.2 ± 2.3

2.6 ± 2.2


F

2.9 ± 2.1

2.7 ± 2.3

2.6 ± 2.1

2.4 ± 2.1

2.4 ± 2.1

2.2 ± 2.3


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

M

4.8 ± 2.2

4.4 ± 2.5

4.2 ± 2.4

4.3 ± 2.4

4.6 ± 2.4

3.6 ± 2.7


F

4.2 ± 2.4

4.0 ± 2.4

3.6 ± 2.5

3.7 ± 2.5

3.5 ± 2.7

2.2 ± 2.4


Sugar-sweetened drinks (frequency/week)

M

3.5 ± 2.4

4.4 ± 2.3

4.7 ± 2.3

4.9 ± 2.4

4.8 ± 2.4

4.9 ± 2.4


F

4.6 ± 2.6

4.0 ± 2.4

4.3 ± 2.3

4.2 ± 2.3

4.2 ± 2.4

4.7 ± 2.1


Fast foods (frequency/week) a, c

M

2.3 ± 1.0

2.4 ± 1.9

2.9 ± 1.9

3.1 ± 2.0

3.0 ± 1.9

2.6 ± 2.0


F

3.3 ± 2.0

2.5 ± 1.7

2.7 ± 1.9

2.6 ± 1.9

2.4 ± 1.6

2.9 ± 2.0


French fries/potato chips (frequency/week)

M

2.7 ± 2.4

2.3 ± 2.0

2.5 ± 2.1

2.6 ± 2.1

2.5 ± 2.1

2.5 ± 2.1


F

2.7 ± 2.2

2.7 ± 2.0

2.9 ± 2.0

2.9 ± 2.0

2.8 ± 2.1

3.0 ± 2.0


Cake/donuts (frequency/week)

M

2.5 ± 1.9

2.1 ± 1.8

2.4 ± 2.0

2.6 ± 2.1

2.6 ± 2.2

2.5 ± 2.1


F

2.7 ± 1.7

2.6 ± 2.1

2.7 ± 2.1

2.9 ± 2.1

2.7 ± 1.9

2.5 ± 2.1


Sweets (frequency/week) a, b

M

2.3 ± 1.3

2.9 ± 2.3

3.2 ± 2.3

3.1 ± 2.3

3.0 ± 2.3

2.2 ± 2.3


F

3.4 ± 2.1

3.9 ± 2.1

4.1 ± 2.3

4.0 ± 2.3

3.8 ± 2.3

3.7 ± 2.5


Energy drinks (frequency/week)b

M

1.8 ± 2.3

1.3 ± 2.1

1.5 ± 2.0

1.7 ± 2.3

1.6 ± 2.1

1.8 ± 2.2


F

1.1 ± 1.8

0.70 ± 1.5

0.99 ± 1.9

0.78 ± 1.6

1.0 ± 1.8

1.2 ± 1.8


Data are means and standard deviations.

Two-way ANOVA tests: a = significant differences at p < 0.05 for the main 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 effect of the interaction (age by gender).

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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