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Table 1 Effectiveness of SB Interventions in Adults Compared to an Inactive Control

From: The effectiveness and complexity of interventions targeting sedentary behaviour across the lifespan: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Subgroup 1: Behavioural Studies (n=) I (n=) C (n=) I2 MD (95%CI)
Outcome 1: SB min/day (≤6mo) 19 1179 1015 83% -60.57 [-86.67, -34.46]
Outcome 2: SB min/day (>6mo) 4 701 501 63% -7.30 [-28.98, 14.38]
Outcome 3: SB percentage (≤6mo) 1 56 63 N/A -1.02 [-3.03, 0.99]
Subgroup 2: Environmental Studies (n=) I (n=) C (n=) I2 MD (95%CI)
Outcome 1: SB min/day (≤6mo) 8 181 167 86% -64.05 [-104.64, -23.46]
Outcome 2: SB min/day (>6mo) 1 222 264 N/A -35.20 [-80.94, 10.54]
Outcome 3: SB % (≤6mo) 2 52 49 0% -13.95 [-15.33, -12.56]
Subgroup 3: Mixed Studies (n=) I (n=) C (n=) I2 MD (95%CI)
Outcome 1: SB min/day (≤6mo) 7 552 526 87% -42.63 [-77.62, -7.63]
Outcome 2: SB min/day (>6mo) 5 1797 1052 72% -30.25 [-52.92, -7.58]
Overall Results Studies (n=) I (n=) C (n=) I2 MD (95%CI)
Outcome 1: SB min/day (≤6mo) 34 1912 1708 83% -56.86 [-74.10, -39.63]
Outcome 2: SB min/day (>6mo) 10 2720 1817 65% -20.14 [-34.13, -6.16]
Outcome 3: SB % (≤6mo) 3 108 112 98% -9.80 [-10.94, -8.65]