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Table 1 Distribution fruit and vegetables consumption per day, breakfast consumption per week and minutes per day spent in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA).

From: Patterns of adolescent physical activity and dietary behaviours

  Total (n = 176) Boys (n = 87) Girls (n = 89) Younger adolescents (n = 98) Older adolescents (n = 78)
MVPA minutes/day      
   25th percentile 30.5 37.6 25.5** 39.2 22.6***
   50th percentile 44.1 49.3 40.5 48.1 38.1
   75th percentile 56.4 64.3 53.1 65.1 49.5
Frequency of FV consumption/day      
   25th percentile 3.1 2.8 3.3 2.5 3.8***
   50th percentile 4.5 4.8 4.4 3.9 5.4
   75th percentile 6.7 6.7 6.9 6.1 7.8
Frequency of breakfast consumption, days/week      
   25th percentile 4 5 2.5** 4 4
   50th percentile 7 7 6 7 7
   75th percentile 7 7 7 7 7
  1. SD, standard deviation; FV a composite measure of fruit and vegetables.
  2. **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001. Mann-Whitney tests.