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Table 4 Daily estimated time spent in physical activity intensities by ActiGraph (minutes/day) and physical activity log (MET-min/day).

From: How many days of monitoring predict physical activity and sedentary behaviour in older adults?

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sedentary Behavior* (min/day)2 424.7 (392.7, 456.7) 412.3 (382.7, 441.9) 421.1 (389.1, 453.1) 437.1 (406.4, 467.7) 427.8 (395.9, 459.7) 423.1 (390.6, 455.6) 412.9 (381.6, 444.3)
Light PA* (min/day)2 309.3 (285.4, 333.1) 313.5 (291.1, 335.8) 312.6 (293.6, 331.6) 312.3 (291.2, 333.4) 314.5 (292.0, 337.9) 313.4 (291.2, 335.6) 324.1 (301.0, 347.1)
Sed/Light PA (MET-min/day)3 713.2 (493.1, 971.3) 781.1 (596.6, 983.8)a 710.4 (556.3, 942.5)a 682.1 (559.7, 1075.6)a 692.5 (569.7, 925.3) 749.2 (550.8, 1008.8)a 735.0 (568.2, 1083.3)a
Moderate Lifestyle PA (min/day)2 64.5 (35.6, 92.6)c,d,e,f 75.3 (45.3, 110.9)c,e,f,g 68.3 (48.1, 98.7)a 60.0 (40.2, 104.7)b 79.9 (64.9, 95.0)a,b 67.0 (36.4, 108.5)a,c 69.25 (37.1, 113.4)c
MVPA (min/day)2 12.3 (4.5, 25.3) 15.7 (6.5, 39.0) 13.7 (6.5, 25.7) 15.0 (7.7, 31.5) 12.0 (5.2, 30.0) 13.0 (6.8, 29.8) 14.7 (7.5, 27.8)
MVPA (MET-min/day) 3 143.5 (57.8, 363.9) 249.1 (78.1, 474.4) 227.0 (92.5, 404.3) 223.0 (77.6, 329.7) 282.0 (159.5, 515.8) 278.0 (112.8, 478.0) 270.9 (97.5, 455.0)
  1. Note. Data presented represent the average value for each day of the week calculated from original 21 days of data. Data are presented as *mean (95% confidence interval) or median (interquartile range).
  2. Note. 2, ActiGraph data; 3, Physical Activity Log data
  3. Note. Physical activity (PA); moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). ActiGraph cutpoints used for this analysis were 0-50 counts/min = sedentary behavior; 51-759 counts/min = light intensity physical activity; 760-1951 = moderate lifestyle physical activity; ≥1952 = moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (Crouter et al.[15]; Matthews [17]; Freedson et al.[8]).
  4. Note. For the PA log, sedentary behavior/light intensity physical activity (Sed/Light PA); moderate-to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA). Sed/Light PA = activities ranging from 1-2.99 METs and MVPA = activities ≥3 METs. (Pate et al.[18])
  5. Note. Superscript 'a' represents days which are significantly different from Sunday; 'b' represents different from Monday; 'c' represents different from Tuesday; 'd' represents different from Wednesday; 'e' represents different from Thursday; 'f' represents different from Friday; and 'g' represents different from Saturday. Significant differences determined using Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance (log transformation was used on data for all days for analysis where data were non-normally distributed). p < .05 was used for statistical significance.