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Table 1 Study sample characteristics stratified by country/region

From: Children’s moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on weekdays versus weekend days: a multi-country analysis

Country/ Region (number of studies) Days (n) Children (n) Age Girls (%) OWOB (%) Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) Minutes/Day MVPA Difference WD vs WE* (95%CI)
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Mean ±SD Range All Days Weekdays (WD) Weekend Days (WE)
Mean ±SD Mean ±SD Mean ±SD
All (15) 35,263 5794 10.7 2 (6–16) 61 24 51.6 26 54.3 36 45.7 39 8.9, (8.2,9.7)
Europe (7) 7369 1471 9.8 3 (6–16) 51 13 62.3 43 69.7 43 50.9 41 17.1, (15.3,19.0)
UK (3) 12,202 1852 10.6 1 (6–16) 54 23 48.8 34 50.0 31 46.3 40 3.6, (2.3,4.9)
USA (2) 5833 920       11.9 1 (6–14) 99 31 32.1 25 34.0 24 27.8 28 6.1, (4.7,7.5)
Australia (2) 8737 1300     10.6 2 (6–13) 54 27 60.4 36 64.1 35 51.5 38 12.6, (11.0,14.2)
Brazil (1) 1122 251           13.3 0 (6–14) 48 26 43.3 39 43.0 38   43.5 40 −0.7, (−5.3,3.7)
  1. OWOB overweight or obese, ±SD standard deviation
  2. *Model-derived estimates adjusted for age, sex, and total wear time; Bolded values indicate statistically significant difference between WD versus WE (p < 0.05)