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Table 2 Physical activity characteristics in females (n = 351) and males (n = 292) according to level of physical activity, nature of physical activity, and sedentary activity characteristics.

From: Neck/shoulder pain in adolescents is not related to the level or nature of self-reported physical activity or type of sedentary activity in an Australian pregnancy cohort

Physical activity characteristic Females Males p-value
Level (%)    
Sedentary activities (1 MET)    
More than 75 hours/week 14.0 11.6  
>70–75 hours/week 32.5 33.2  
>65–70 hours/week 23.9 18.5 0.283
>60 to 65 hours/week 22.2 26.4  
60 hours/week or less 7.4 10.3  
Light activities (>1–3 METs)    
More than 95 hours/week 12.5 14.0  
>90–95 hours/week 16.8 14.0  
>80–90 hours/week 47.6 37.7 0.003
>70–80 hours/week 18.0 22.3  
70 hours/week or less 5.1 12.0  
Moderate activities (>3–6 METs)    
More than 18 hours/week 10.3 12.7  
>12–18 hours/week 18.2 13.0  
>5–12 hours/week 53.3 42.1 <0.0001
>3–5 hours/week 11.4 15.8  
3 hours/week or less 6.8 16.4  
Vigorous activities (> 6 METs)    
More than 8 hours/week 8.3 29.4  
>4–8 hours/week 18.2 29.4  
>2–4 hours/week 25.1 15.8 <0.0001
>0–2 hours/week 32.5 15.5  
0 hours/week 15.9 9.9  
Nature (%)    
Dynamic activities    
More than 40 hours/week 8.0 5.1  
>30–40 hours/week 19.9 18.5  
>20–30 hours/week 50.2 42.8 <0.0001
>15–20 hours/week 16.5 15.1  
15 hours/week or less 5.4 18.5  
Static activities    
More than 155 hours/week 1.7 8.2  
>145–155 hours/week 31.1 30.1  
>135–145 hours/week 43.0 41.8 0.002
>130–135 hours/week 10.8 10.6  
130 hours/week or less 13.4 9.3  
Lying    
More than 90 hours/week 9.7 9.9  
>80–90 hours/week 21.6 27.4  
>70–80 hours/week 45.9 36.0 0.157
>65–70 hours/week 14.2 17.5  
65 hours/week or less 8.6 9.2  
Sitting    
More than 70 hours/week 10.8 17.8  
>60–70 hours/week 26.2 31.2  
>50–60 hours/week 34.5 28.4 0.016
>40–50 hours/week 18.0 16.4  
40 hours/week or less 10.5 6.2  
Standing    
More than 20 hours/week 12.2 2.0  
>15–20 hours/week 24.5 9.6 <0.0001
>10–15 hours/week 40.2 29.8  
>5–10 hours/week 19.7 41.1  
5 hours/week or less 3.4 17.5  
Sedentary activities (%)    
Time watching TV    
More than 32 hours/week 7.1 13.7  
>23–32 hours/week 12.5 19.5  
>10–23 hours/week 49.9 45.6 0.001
>6–10 hours/week 19.1 12.3  
10 hours/week or less 11.4 8.9  
Total reading time    
More than 4 hours/week 18.5 18.5  
>2–4 hours/week 22.8 17.1  
>1–2 hours/week 17.6 17.8 0.115
>0–1 hours/week 19.7 17.5  
0 hours/week 21.4 29.1  
Time at computer    
More than 12 hours/week 17.1 26.0  
>6–12 hours/week 23.6 23.3  
>3–6 hours/week 23.1 19.5 0.072
>0–3 hours/week 25.1 22.9  
0 hours/week 11.7 8.2  
Total IT time (TV + computer)    
More than 46 hours/week 3.1 17.5  
>35–46 hours/week 10.5 19.2  
>18–35 hours/week 52.2 46.9 <0.0001
>12–18 hours/week 18.5 10.9  
12 hours/week or less 15.7 5.5