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Table 4 Energy expended (MET*h/d) in activities of varying intensity among Guatemalan women, by residence1

From: Activities contributing to energy expenditure among Guatemalan adults

  WOMEN (n = 985)
  Rural (n = 684) Urban (n = 301)
  Mean Median 25th , 75th Mean Median 25th , 75th P2
Sleep 8.5 8.0 8.0, 9.0 8.3 8.0 7.5, 9.0 <0.01
Occupation 20.5 20.8 18.8, 22.6 19.2 19.7 17.0, 22.0 <0.01
    Light 20.2 20.6 19.7, 22.4 19.1 19.6 17.0, 21.9 <0.01
    Moderate/vigorous 0.3 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.5
Chores 1.5 0.8 0.5, 1.2 2.8 1.2 0.8, 2.6 <0.01
    Light 0.9 0.8 0.5, 1.1 1.2 1.1 0.7, 1.5 <0.01
    Moderate/vigorous 0.5 0.0 0.0, 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0, 0.3 <0.01
Transportation 0.9 0.5 0.2, 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.3, 1.3 <0.01
    Riding car or bus 0.1 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0, 0.0 <0.01
    Walking or cycling 0.8 0.5 0.2, 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.3, 1.1 0.1
Sports/exercise3 0.1 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0, 0.0 0.02
Sedentary activities 2.9 2.4 1.7, 3.6 3.3 3.0 2.0, 4.3 0.03
Total 34.4 34.0 33.2, 34.9 34.7 34.5 33.5, 35.2 <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