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Table 2 Comparison of the physical activity levels and the self-reported fatigue severity of the postpartum fatigue (PPF) and non-PPF groups

From: Physical activity patterns among women during the postpartum period: an insight into the potential impact of perceived fatigue

Variable PPF n = 215 Non-PPF n = 284 p-value
Mean MED (IQR) Mean MED (IQR)
Vigorous PA (min/week) 25.2 0 (20) 46.8 20 (20) < .001*
Moderate PA (min/week) 113.9 20 (80) 125.4 45 (100) < .001*
Walking (min/week) 168.26 60 (210) 186.2 120 (145) .0003*
Sitting (hr) 8 6 (6) 5 6 (3) .02*
Total METs (min/week) 1213.5 596 (1425) 1491.7 856.5 (1203.5) < .001*
FSS 5 5 (1.5) 3 3 (0.7) < .001*
  1. *Significance level of p ≤ .05; Mann–Whitney U test was used for statistical analysis
  2. Abbreviations: n, frequency; MED, Median; IQR, Interquartile range; PA, Physical activity; METs, Metabolic equivalents; FSS, Fatigue severity score