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Table 2 Daily activity-related energy expenditure in domains as a proportion (mean [SD]; median (IQR)) of total energy expenditure ab.

From: Hours spent and energy expended in physical activity domains: Results from The Tomorrow Projectcohort in Alberta, Canada

  Domains of activity
  Men (N = 6,134) Women (N = 9,457)
Activity N Leisure Occupational Household All domains N Leisure Occupational Household All domains
Very active (PAL≥1.9) 3028 8.1 [7.7]
5.7 (10.1)
31.5 [12.4]
32.7 (16.8)
7.3 [6.4]
5.9 (7.0)
47.2 [6.0]
46.4 (9.3)
4062 7.6 [7.0]
5.6 (9.0)
20.8 [12.1]
21.3 (17.6)
17.5 [10.6]
14.9 (13.1)
46.1 [5.9]
44.9 (8.6)
Active (1.6≤PAL<1.9) 1840 8.2 [6.5]
6.9 (9.5)
17.6 [8.7]
17.6 (11.7)
7.3 [5.8]
5.9 (6.8)
33.4 [2.8]
33.5 (4.9)
3328 6.7 [5.4]
5.4 (7.3)
12.0 [8.1]
12.3 (13.0)
14.7 [7.3]
13.4 (9.8)
33.5 [2.8]
33.5 (4.8)
Low activity (1.4≤PAL<1.6) 919 6.6 [5.3]
5.4 (7.5)
10.9 [7.1]
11.8 (10.3)
6.9 [5.5]
5.4 (6.3)
24.6 [2.5]
24.9 (4.4)
1637 5.0 [4.1]
4.0 (5.6)
6.6 [6.0]
5.9 (11.1)
13.0 [5.8]
12.4 (8.5)
24.7 [2.5]
25.1 (4.2)
Inactive (PAL<1.4) 347 4.5 [4.2]
3.2 (5.8)
4.6 [5.3]
1.6 (9.5)
5.0 [4.1]
4.1 (5.5)
14.2 [4.9]
15.7 (5.9)
430 2.9 [2.8]
2.2 (3.9)
1.9 [3.4]
0.0 (2.2)
10.0 [4.9]
10.8 (7.6)
14.9 [4.6]
16.2 (5.2)
Kruskal-Wallis rank sum tests   P<.001 P<.001 P<.001    P<.001 P<.001 P<.001  
  1. a Includes people recruited in the first six recruitment waves (February 2001-January 2005) but excludes people who did not return a PYTPAQ (n = 2,405), pregnant women (n = 31), people who were recruited as 'second in household' in the first recruitment wav e (n = 344), people with prior history of cancer (n = 33), and people with missing data on body weight or height (n = 39).
  2. b Differences in median or distribution shape between activity levels for each domain were compared by using Kruskal-Wallis rank sum tests and were statistically significant (P<.001), Statistical significance of the Kruskal-Wallis rank sum test in each domain can be interpreted as follows: at least one median or distribution shape of the daily activity-related energy expenditure in a particular activity level significantly differed from another median or distribution shape in another activity level.