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Table 2 Moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity and compliance with the physical activity guideline at follow-up visit (n = 555)

From: Predicting who fails to meet the physical activity guideline in pregnancy: a prospective study of objectively recorded physical activity in a population-based multi-ethnic cohort

  MVPA min/wk a PA guideline compliance a  
  Median IQR n % P-value b
Overall 64.4 (12.8–152.3) 141 (25.4)  
Ethnicity      <0.01
 South Asian 23.8 (0–119.0) 18 (14.4)  
 Middle Eastern 35.0 (0–95.7) 12 (16.0)  
 Other ethnicity 59.3 (0–137.1) 22 (22.0)  
 Western 84.0 (26.8–183.4) 89 (34.9)  
Occupation      <0.01
 Elementary occupations & homemakers 26.8 (0–99.8) 23 (15.3)  
 Clerical/care occupations 55.4 (0–125.1) 41 (20.9)  
 Manager/° occupations 103.3 (35.0–184.3) 76 (37.6)  
Education      <0.01
 <10 years education 47.8 (0–117.2) 15 (17.7)  
 10–12 years education 38.5 (0–107.6) 42 (19.4)  
 University/college 84.0 (23.3–177.0) 84 (33.3)  
Parity      <0.01
 None (nulliparous) 78.4 (12.8–169.8) 80 (31.6)  
 1 (uniparous) 66.5 (21.0–161.0) 54 (26.9)  
 ≥2 (multiparous) 30.3 (0–85.8) 7 (6.9)  
Planned pregnancy     0.04
 Yes 75.6 (19.3–159.3) 114 (27.6)  
 No 38.5 (0–108.5) 26 (19.0)  
Smoking 3 months pre-pregnancy    0.50
 Non-smoker 65.3 (0–155.8) 118 (25.9)  
 Irregular or daily smoker 57.8 (19.3–141.4) 22 (22.7)  
Self-reported pre-pregnancy PA    0.02
 ≥150 min/week 84.0 (9.6–178.5) 68 (30.9)  
 <150 min/week 49.0 (12.8–133.0) 70 (21.7)  
Physically active friends     <0.01
 Many 77.0 (19.3–179.7) 81 (31.3)  
 Few 51.3 (0–119.0) 60 (20.3)  
Health pre-pregnancy     <0.01
 Poor/not too good 40.3 (0–105.0) 8 (13.8)  
 Good 51.3 (0–127.8) 60 (21.5)  
 Very good 84.0 (23.3–175.0) 72 (33.8)  
Pelvic girdle-/lumbopelvic pain    0.07
 Yes 51.9 (6.4–120.8) 48 (21.1)  
 No 72.6 (17.5–164.5) 89 (28.0)  
    Mean SD P-value c
Age, years    29.8 (4.6) 0.39
Body fat percentage   29.7 (7.3) <0.01
  1. IQR interquartile range, PA physical activity, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
  2. a Recorded by Sensewear Armband Pro3
  3. b Chi-square test of difference between categories in PA guideline compliance
  4. c Unpaired t-test