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Table 3 Urban versus rural setting: physical exercise and a sedentary lifestyle

From: Overweight and obesity and their associated factors among early adolescence school children in urban and rural Portugal

Parameter Urban (n = 57) Rural (n = 72) Total (n = 129) P
Time spent watching television and playing video games 2 hours or more a day 37 (66.1%) 56 (80.0%) 93 (73.8%) 0.077
Less than 2 hours a day 19 (33.9%) 14 (20.0%) 33 (26.2%)
Physical activity besides Physical Education classes None 8 (14.3%) 23 (32.4%) 31 (24.4%) <0.001
Only walking 2 (3.6%) 8 (11.3%) 10 (7.9%)
One physical activity 37 (66.1%) 16 (22.5%) 53 (41.7%)
Walking + another activity 9 (16.1%) 24 (33.8%) 33 (26.0%)
If you do another physical activity, how much time do you spend doing it every week Less than 2 hours a week 14 (30.4%) 9 (22.5%) 23 (26.7%) 0.255
2 hours a week 8 (17.4%) 13 (32.5%) 21 (24.4%)
3 h or more a week 24 (52.2%) 18 (45.0%) 42 (48.8%)