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Table 3 Frequencya, intensitya and duration of physical activity in leisure time physical activity.

From: Large ethnic variations in recommended physical activity according to activity domains in amsterdam, the netherlands

   Men Women
  Intensity, % Dutch Hindustani-
Surinamese
African-
Surinamese
Dutch Hindustani-
Surinamese
African-
Surinamese
Sports frequency 41.3 28.9 36.3* 45.1 25.1 25.6**
  intensity (% moderate 11.5 19.5 24.2** 20.1 19.1 18.1**
  (% vigorous) 26.2 4.9 7.8 19.6 1.6 6.2
  duration (median, min/week) 180 180 240 137.5 120 180*
Walking frequency 54.8 60.2 57.0 64.4 69.1 63.3
  intensity (% moderate) 33.0 46.4 40.5** 42.5 58.1 38.7
  (% vigorous) 8.8 3.2 3.9 8.7 4.3 6.3
  duration (median, min/week) 180 210 180 210 240 180
Cycling frequency 48.8 28.7 38.8** 51.8 23.3 30.5**
  intensity (% moderate) 30.6 24.3 26.4** 42.7 19.3 24.3
  (% vigorous) 14.4 1.5 5.2 7.5 2.6 2.5
  duration (median, min/week) 120 135 150 120 120 120
Gardening frequency 18.1 9.3 13.4* 26.7 11.8 11.2**
  intensity (% moderate) 8.7 7.1 8.4 15.8 8.1 5.6
  (% vigorous) 4.4 0 1.3 4.0 0.4 0.5
  duration (median, min/week) 60 60 60 60 105 60
DIY frequency 37.2 22.5 26.4* 20.3 10.2 8.9**
  intensity (% moderate) 28.8 13.4 19.6 14.1 5.7 6.0
  (% vigorous) 2.2 1.0 0 2.5 1.3 0.2
  duration (median, min/week) 180 120 90 120 60 60
Yoga frequency 3.3 9.1 3.9* 4.0 4.7 4.3
  intensity (% moderate) 2.0 8.0 2.8 1.7 4.2 2.7
  (% vigorous) 0.5 0.6 0.3 1.2 0 0.9
  duration (median, min/week) 75 100 180 90 120 90
Dancing frequency 11.9 7.0 27.6** 15.3 12.2 29.4**
  intensity (% moderate) 6.9 5.9 20.2** 7.7 9.7 20.0**
  (% vigorous) 4.7 1.2 2.6 7.4 1.6 6.0
  duration (median, min/week) 120 120 120 82.5 120 120*
  1. aAge-standardized to Amsterdam population. Duration is given for both medium and vigorous intensity physical activity. Difference in duration: Kruskall-Wallis rank test for difference. Difference in frequency and intensity: Chi-square test of independence between any vs. none and medium vs. vigorous groups. *p < 0.05. **p < 0.01. DIY: Do-it-yourself