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Table 2 Total physical activity (TPA), moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior (SB) at each age category

From: Physical activity and sedentary behavior in preschoolers: a longitudinal assessment of trajectories and determinants

  3 Yearsa 4 Yearsa 5 Yearsa 6 Yearsa
Ntotal (Ngirls, Nboys) 147 (75, 72) 397 (192, 205) 322 (144, 178) 86 (38, 48)
Number of valid days 5.7 (1.7) 5.6 (1.4) 5.7 (1.6) 5.8 (1.3)
Monitor wear time [hours/day] 12.7 (0.7) 12.8 (0.8) 12.9 (0.8) 13.0 (0.8)
TPA [cpm]
 Boys 595.2 (138.4) 654.9 (160.3) 681.5 (148.5) 731.1 (167.3)
 Girls 560.9 (132.6) 604.7 (142.6) 613.5 (142.6) 616.6 (154.7)
 All 577.8 (136.2) 631.3 (154.1) 651.6 (149.5) 683.3 (170.7)
MVPA [min/day]
 Boys 86.5 (27.6) 101.2 (28.3) 107.5 (28.2) 118.5 (31.7)
 Girls 76.1 (25.3) 85.7 (25.4) 90.3 (26.6) 91.4 (23.0)
 All 81.2 (26.9) 93.9 (28.0) 99.9 (28.8) 107.2 (31.2)
SB [min/day]
 Boys 370.7 (47.6) 368.0 (49.2) 366.0 (45.9) 370.3 (50.4)
 Girls 377.4 (46.1) 376.1 (51.3) 377.4 (53.5) 395.7 (46.3)
 All 374.1 (46.8) 371.8 (50.3) 371.0 (49.6) 380.9 (50.0)
  1. Aggregated data on the population level. Data are presented as mean (SD) except for N
  2. aAge categories are rounded to +/− 6 months, e.g. 3 years corresponds to 2.5-3.5 years