Table 1

Gender-specific prevalence rates of the sedentary and low physical activity behaviors in nine European countries participating in the Pro Children study.

TV during dinner Every day

TV viewing > 2 hours/day

Using PC > 1 hours/day

Physical exercise ≤ 3 hours/week


Country

N

boy

girl

boy

girl

boy

girl

boy

girl


%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%


Austria

1601

23.1

21.3

36.3

32.4

40.9

15.9

57.5

72.4

Belgium

1295

28.0

27.8

50.1

41.9

35.4

20.0

57.8

74.7

Denmark

1817

18.9

14.3

37.6

31.9

39.0

13.1

62.6

65.8

Iceland

1108

48.5

44.1

35.2

23.2

35.7

11.9

49.4

51.8

Netherlands

1089

25.8

21.1

50.2

45.5

53.2

26.1

55.0

70.8

Norway

1091

14.2

12.3

38.0

34.6

23.9

10.1

66.1

77.5

Portugal

2000

69.3

70.5

49.0

42.0

39.8

17.3

83.9

94.9

Spain

1223

59.4

52.3

36.6

31.4

21.7

15.3

63.9

78.8

Sweden

1314

21.3

22.9

31.6

31.0

34.9

17.5

57.0

70.5

Total

12538

35.3

33.4

40.6

35.3

36.2

16.4

62.7

74.4

Means (SD)

3.5 (3.0) d/week

3.3 (3.0) d/week

2.5 (1.7) h/day

2.2 (1.6) h/day

1.5 (1.6) h/day

0.84 (1.1) h/day

3.2 (2.3) h/week

2.5 (2.1) h/week


Numbers in bold indicate significant (p < 0.05) gender differences in prevalence

te Velde et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-16

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