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Table 6 Mean values and percentage differences for PAL, MVPA and time spent in each activity variable.

From: The Multimedia activity recall for children and adolescents (MARCA): development and evaluation

Variable Male Female % difference (male - female)/female
PAL 1.73 1.61*** +7
MVPA min 152.5 121.7*** +25
screen min 273.7 203.8*** +35
inactive socialising min 61.9 91.2*** -33
loco/play min 87.6 91.5 -4
sport min 70.0 38.4*** +75
  1. Note: Significant differences between genders are noted with asterisks; *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; PAL = physical activity level (a weighted mean MET.d-1 score); MVPA = moderate to vigorous physical activity; min = minutes spent across the entire day.