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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and t-tests of gender differences in sport club attendance and sedentary activities

From: Physical activity and sedentary behaviours in Greek-Cypriot children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study

  Gender     Whole sample
  Boys Girls      
  Mean SD Mean SD t-value (df) p-value Effect size a Mean SD
Times per week attending sports clubs 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.6 9.54 (1894.3) < 0.001 0.4 1.9 1.8
Hours per day watching television 2.6 1.4 2.8 1.4 2.96 (1916) < 0.01 0.1 2.7 1.4
Hours per day watching video/DVDs 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.3 4.72 (1900.3) < 0.001 0.3 1.6 1.4
Hours per day playing video games (e.g. X-Box, Play-station) 2.1 1.7 0.8 1.3 18.34 (1836.4) < 0.001 0.9 1.5 1.6
Hours per day spending in front of the computer 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.6 - n.s. - 2.1 1.6
Hours per day doing homework 1.5 1.3 1.9 1.2 7.74 (1894.0) < 0.001 0.3 1.7 1.3
Hours per day talking on the phone 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.5 5.02 (1897) < 0.001 0.3 1.5 1.5
Hours per day listening to music 2.3 1.7 2.6 1.6 4.00 (1894.0) < 0.001 0.2 2.5 1.7
Hours per day traveling in the car/bus/motorbike 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 - n.s - 1.5 1.5
Hours per day spent on screen-based sedentary activities 8.5 4.8 7.1 4.0 6.88 (1825.7) < 0.001 0.3 7.7 4.5
Hours per day spent on non-screen based sedentary activities 5.2 3.8 5.8 3.5 3.41 (1856.2) < 0.01 0.2 5.4 3.6
  1. a Effect sizes of the significant differences. Values of 0.2, 0.5, and 0.8 are interpreted as small, medium, and large effect sizes, respectively.