Journal of Obesity / 2011 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

How Children Move: Activity Pattern Characteristics in Lean and Obese Chinese Children

Table 4

Intra-individual variation in the activity pattern characteristics at school and at home, by weight status and sex.

Bouts per day (% CV)Mean duration of bouts (% CV)Mean duration of rest intervals (% CV)Mean peak intensity of bouts (% CV)

School

Lean ( )Boys14.7 ± 10.79.2 ± 5.024.9 ± 13.99.6 ± 6.8
Girls13.4 ± 8.010.2 ± 3.817.6 ± 8.4*8.3 ± 3.8
Obese ( )Boys15.5 ± 9.811.5 ± 3.929.4 ± 19.28.4 ± 3.7
Girls25.9 ± 18.312.3 ± 4.223.4 ± 13.8*11.8 ± 4.2

Home

Lean ( )Boys37.9 ± 29.4*16.1 ± 14.3#52.6 ± 38.39.6 ± 5.6#
Girls40.6 ± 32.523.1 ± 19.257.8 ± 34.4*19.7 ± 15.4*
Obese ( )Boys54.8 ± 31.0*17.4 ± 11.2#78.9 ± 43.011.0 ± 4.5#
Girls49.6 ± 39.023.8 ± 16.672.8 ± 43.3*18.4 ± 13.0*

Values are expressed as mean ± SD. CV: coefficient of variation.
*significant difference between lean and obese, ; #significant difference between boys and girls, .

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