Table 1

Physical activity level at age 15 and 18 years in ethnic Norwegian and ethnic minority adolescents.

Physical activity


Ethnic Norwegian

Ethnic minority

n

Mean

95%CI*

n

Mean

95%CI*

p ethnicity


Boys

15 years (baseline)

892

5.35

5.13

5.58

211

5.00

4.55

5.46

0.18

18 years (follow-up)

897

4.61

4.38

4.84

209

4.37

3.92

4.83

0.38

Δ ** (follow-up-baseline)

889

-0.73

-0.96

-0.58

209

-0.61

-1.17

-0.06

0.67

Girls

15 years (baseline)

1058

4.00

3.82

4.18

283

2.43

2.16

2.70

< 0.001

18 years (follow-up)

1066

3.58

3.41

3.77

287

2.01

1.74

2.27

< 0.001

Δ ** (follow-up-baseline)

1044

-0.38

-0.56

-0.20

274

-0.47

-0.77

-0.16

0.66


*95% confidence interval (CI).

** Δ Change from baseline to follow-up.

Sagatun et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:419   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-419

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