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Table 2 Children’s average daily activity levels and segmented across the day (in minutes)

From: Objectively measured physical activity in four-year-old British children: a cross-sectional analysis of activity patterns segmented across the day

  Daily total (SD) % Active timea Morning Afternoon Evening
 Registered time 852.0 (37.8) - 299.1 (44.9) 299.7 (4.3) 254.2 (34.6)
 Sedentary 283.5 (72.2) - 91.1 (40.0) 77.8 (46.6) 116.2 (44.2)
 Active 568.5 (79.5) - 208.0 (55.3) 221.9 (46.9) 138.0 (55.1)
   Light 498.9 (65.8) 88% 185.4 (47.5) 189.9 (39.2) 123.6 (47.7)
   MVPA 69.6 (30.7) 12% 22.6 (19.0) 32.0 (23.9) 14.4 (16.0)
   Moderate 35.8 (14.9) 6% 11.7 (9.4) 16.0 (11.2) 8.0 (7.9)
   Vigorous 32.8 (18.7) 6% 10.7 (11.6) 15.6 (15.2) 6.2 (9.7)
  1. SD: Standard deviation; a: Percentage of average total daily active time that children spent at given intensity; MVPA: Moderate and vigorous physical activity;
  2. Morning: 6 am-12 pm; Afternoon: 12-5 pm; Evening: 5-11 pm.