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Table 3 Descriptive statistics and t-tests of differences between inactive and active students on sport club attendance and sedentary activities

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

  Physical Activity    
  Inactive Active    
  Mean SD Mean SD t-value (df) p-value Effect size a
Times per week attending sports clubs 1.1 1.4 2.5 1.8 18.26 (1811.5) < 0.001 0.9
Hours per day watching television 2.7 1.5 2.6 1.4 2.70 (1833.4) < 0.01 0.1
Hours per day watching video/DVDs 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.3 - n.s -
Hours per day playing video games (e.g. X-Box, Play-station) 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 2.81 (1847.0) < 0.01 0.1
Hours per day spending in front of the computer 2.1 1.7 2.0 1.6 - n.s. -
Hours per day doing homework 1.7 1.3 1.7 1.3 - n.s -
Hours per day talking on the phone 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 3.18 (1831.38) < 0.01 0.1
Hours per day listening to music 2.4 1.7 2.5 1.7 - n.s -
Hours per day traveling in the car/bus/motorbike 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 - n.s -
Hours per day spent on screen-based sedentary activities 7.8 4.4 7.7 4.4 - n.s -
Hours per day spent on non-screen based sedentary activities 5.5 3.6 5.3 3.6 - n.s -
  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.