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Table 3 16 week physical activity measures per week for the whole sample and by pre-pregnancy weight status [Median (interquartile range) or percentage (count)]

From: An observational study of nutrition and physical activity behaviours, knowledge, and advice in pregnancy

  Whole sample (n=575) Healthy weight*^(n=382) Overweight+^(n=193) Difference
Sessions of walking 4 (2–6) 4 (2–6) 4 (2–5) 0.066b
Minutes of walking 120 (50–180) 120 (60–206) 120 (45–180) 0.214b
Sessions of moderate activity 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0.968b
Minutes of moderate activity 0 (0–60) 0 (0–60) 0 (0–45) 0.734b
Sessions of vigorous physical activity 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 0.026b
Minutes of vigorous physical activity 0 (0–25) 0 (0–30) 0 (0–0) 0.026b
Total sessions of physical activity 5 (3–8) 5 (3–8) 5 (3–7) 0.044b
Total minutes of physical activity 150 (60–285) 150 (72–300) 150 (60–247) 0.155b
Sufficient sessions physical activity 58 (328) 59 (219) 55 (107) 0.376c
Sufficient minutes of physical activity 51 (291) 51(192) 51 (97) 0.925c
Sufficient sessions and minutes of physical activity 44 (245) 44 (160) 43 (83) 0.934c
  1. *Healthy weight, pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index <25 kg/m2; +Overweight, pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2; ameasured height and self reported pre-pregnancy weight; bindependent samples Mann–Whitney U Test; cchi squared test.