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Table 1 Percent of students who met the MVPA 5 hour/per week recommendation by descriptive characteristics

From: Motivation and planning as mediators of the relation between social support and physical activity among U.S. adolescents: a nationally representative study

  Meeting recommendation*
  N Weighted% Rao-Scott χ2 p
Total 2427 48.62 -- --
Gender     
  Male 1069 61.77 93.65 <0.001
  Female 1350 37.63   
Race/Ethnicity     
  Whites 976 52.05 11.39 0.01
  Hispanic 707 44.04   
  Black 603 38.24   
  Other 118 62.78   
Family affluence     
  High 479 49.14 2.07 0.35
  Moderate 1031 51.11   
  Low 654 44.63   
Education level, higher of both parents     
  Less than high school diploma 286 41.21 8.00 <0.05
  High school diploma/GED 511 47.55   
  Some college/technical school/AD degree 765 46.59   
  Bachelors/graduate degree 497 57.55   
  1. *Note. At least 5 hours of MVPA a week was recommended to decrease the odds of obesity during adolescent [4].