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Table 4 Physical activities across trimesters attending antenatal care at public and private health facilities in Mekelle, Ethiopia, May 2018 (n = 299)

From: Physical activity and associated factors among pregnant women in Ethiopia: facility-based cross-sectional study

Physical activities (MET-h/week)1ST trimester ≤13 weeks (n = 34)2nd trimester (14– 27) weeks (n = 111)3rd Third trimester ≥28 weeks (n = 154)
Median (IQR)
 Total energy expenditure per week3.23 (2.36)3.35 (2.53)3.23 (2.17)
By activity intensity(n = 299)
 Sedentary0.62 (0.66)0.58 (0.88)0.51 (0.63)
 Light1.61 (1.19)1.78 (1.06)1.80 (1.31)
 Moderate0.66 (1.58)0.77 (1.16)0.59 (1.18)
 Vigorous0.00 (0.00)0.00(0.00)0.00 (0.00)
By type of activity
 Household/caregiving1.33 (2.02)1.59 (1.44)1.83 (1.52)
 Occupational (n = 130)a1.41 (1.8)1.48 (1.07)1.44 (1.03)
 Sports/exercise0.10 (0.15)0.07 (0.1)0.09(0.13)
n (%)
 Meet the guideline, n (%)2 (5.9)12 (10.8)11 (7.1)
  1. aFor occupational activity: 1st trimester = 18, 2nd trimester = 56, and 3rd trimester = 56