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Table 4 Physical activity and sedentary life style among primary school children in Dire Dawa City, Eastern Ethiopia, March, 2016 [n = 448]

From: Childhood overweight, obesity and associated factors among primary school children in dire dawa, eastern Ethiopia; a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Have you ever had walk on foot or ride bicycle for at least 10 min Yes 261 58.3
No 187 41.7
How many days do you walk or use a bicycle per week 1-2 days 91 34.9
3-4 days 85 32.6
5 and more days 85 32.6
Time spend in walking or bicycling per day Less than 30 min 104 39.8
30-59 min 91 34.9
60-90 min 55 21.1
Greater than 90 min 11 4.2
Vigorous-intensity sports for at least 10 min Yes 163 36.4
No 285 63.6
Number of days for vigorous activities/sports per week 1-2 days per week 83 50.9
3-4 days per week 58 35.6
5 and more days per week 22 13.5
Time spend doing vigorous physical activities/sports per day Less than 60 min 68 41.7
60-120 min 71 43.6
Greater than 120 min 24 14.7
Have you ever had moderate-intensity sports for at least 10 min Yes 158 96.9
No 5 3.1
Number of days for moderate physical activities/sports per week 1-2 days per week 71 44.9
3-4 days per week 62 39.2
5 and more days per week 25 15.8
Time spend for moderate physical activities/sports per day Less than 60 min 64 40.5
60-120 min 70 44.3
Greater than 120 min 24 15.2
How do you spend your free time? Reading books 248 55.4
Watching TV, video 139 31.0
Playing computer game 40 8.9
Others 21 4.7
How long do you spend sitting per day? Less than three hours 172 38.4
3-5 h 237 52.9
6 and more hours 39 8.7