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Table 3 Energy expended (MET*h/d) in activities of varying intensity among Guatemalan men, by residence-occupation1

From: Activities contributing to energy expenditure among Guatemalan adults

  MEN (n = 819)
  Agricultural-rural (n = 205) Nonagricultural-rural (n = 381) Urban (n = 233)
  Mean Median 25th , 75th Mean Median 25th , 75th Mean Median 25th , 75th P2
Sleep 8.3 8.0 7.5, 9.0 7.8 8.0 7.0, 9.0 7.7 8.0 7.0, 8.5 <0.01
Occupation 22.5 24.3 17.6, 26.6 20.6 19.9 15.3, 24.1 19.8 18.6 15.3, 24.1 <0.01
    Light 0.7 0.0 0.0, 0.0 11.2 13.3 0.0, 18.3 13.5 15.6 8.1, 21.6 <0.01
    Moderate/vigorous 21.8 24.3 15.8, 26.6 9.3 0.0 0.0, 24.1 6.3 0.0 0.0, 6.5 <0.01
Chores 1.5 0.7 0.5, 1.4 1.9 1.0 0.6, 1.7 1.7 1.0 0.6, 1.6 <0.01
    Light 0.7 0.6 0.4, 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.6, 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.6, 1.3 <0.01
    Moderate/vigorous 0.8 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.3
Transportation 3.2 2.5 1.5, 4.4 2.7 2.3 1.1, 3.9 2.4 2.0 1.1, 3.2 <0.01
    Riding car or bus 0.1 0.0 0.0, 0.0 1.2 0.6 0.0, 1.8 1.0 0.6 0.0, 1.7 <0.01
    Walking or cycling 3.1 2.5 1.2, 4.3 1.6 1.1 0.5, 2.0 1.4 0.9 0.3, 2.0 <0.01
Sports/exercise3 1.8 0.0 0.0, 2.7 1.3 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0, 1.2 <0.01
Sedentary activities 6.6 6.2 4.6, 8.2 5.0 4.8 3.3, 6.4 5.0 4.8 3.3, 6.4 <0.01
Total 44.0 44.0 41.1, 47.0 39.2 37.4 34.0, 45.2 37.6 35.4 33.2, 40.1 <0.01
  1. 1Values are mean, median, and 25th and 75th percentiles of MET*h/d expended in each activity
  2. 2Kruskal-Wallis test
  3. 3All sports or exercise reported by participants were of a vigorous intensity