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Table 5 Physical activity and fitness indices (mean ± SD) according to gender and SES.

From: Cardiovascular disease risk factors among children of different socioeconomic status in Istanbul, Turkey: Directions for public health and nutrition policy

  Boys Girls
  Middle/ High SES Low SES Middle/ High SES Low SES
Physical activity     
Sedentary Activities (hours/week) 156.4 ± 6.5*** 163.6 ± 4.4 160.9 ± 5.3*** 166.1 ± 2.5
MVPA (hours/week) 8.2 ± 6.1*** 3.8 ± 4.2 3.6 ± 4.6*** 1.0 ± 2.1
Physical fitness     
ERT score 36.5 ± 15.0 34.3 ± 13.3 25.1 ± 9.7 24.0 ± 8.5
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001 vs. corresponding mean values in low SES group.