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Table 7.7 Children's sedentary time, 2015, by age and sex

Aged 2-15 2015
Sedentary leisure time in hours (TV + non-TV) Age Total
2-4 5-7 8-10 11-12 13-15
  % % % % % %
Boys
Weekday
Mean 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.6 4.0 3.2
Standard error of the mean 0.12 0.11 0.12 0.16 0.13 0.06
Median 3 3 3 4 4 3
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 35 32 31 16 10 26
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 25 36 36 30 19 30
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 25 22 19 23 28 23
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 15 10 14 32 43 21
Weekend
Mean 4.0 4.2 4.4 5.2 5.5 4.6
Standard error of the mean 0.17 0.17 0.16 0.38 0.22 0.10
Median 4 4 4 5 5 4
% in bottom quartile (≤4.00) 44 38 31 18 10 30
% in second quartile (4.01 - 5.50) 18 23 22 28 19 22
% in third quartile (5.51-7.00) 27 27 33 25 34 29
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 11 12 14 29 36 19
Girls
Weekday
Mean 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.9 4.3 3.3
Standard error of the mean 0.12 0.09 0.11 0.19 0.15 0.06
Median 3 3 3 4 4 3
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 33 32 34 10 3 24
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 27 32 34 29 20 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 27 26 21 24 27 25
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 13 9 11 37 51 22
% % % % % %
Weekend
Mean 3.7 4.1 4.3 5.1 5.6 4.4
Standard error of the mean 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.23 0.21 0.09
Median 4 4 4 5 6 4
% in bottom quartile (≤4.00) 41 36 32 20 12 30
% in second quartile (4.01 - 5.50) 29 27 26 17 14 24
% in third quartile (5.51-7.00) 27 25 30 39 38 31
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 3 11 12 24 36 16
All Children
Weekday
Mean 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.8 4.2 3.3
Standard error of the mean 0.09 0.07 0.09 0.12 0.10 0.05
Median 3 3 3 4 4 3
% in bottom quartile (≤3.50) 34 32 33 13 6 25
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) 26 34 35 29 20 29
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) 26 24 20 24 27 24
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 14 10 13 34 47 21
Weekend
Mean 3.8 4.2 4.4 5.2 5.6 4.5
Standard error of the mean 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.23 0.16 0.07
Median 4 4 4 5 6 4
% in bottom quartile (≤4.00) 42 37 31 19 11 30
% in second quartile (4.01 - 5.50) 24 25 24 23 16 23
% in third quartile (5.51-7.00) 27 26 32 32 36 30
% in top quartile (≥7.01) 7 12 13 27 36 17
Bases (weighted):
Boys weekday 121 139 142 83 97 582
Boys weekend 133 138 140 81 93 586
Girls weekday 147 138 120 77 112 594
Girls weekend 153 136 121 78 113 602
All children weekday 268 278 262 160 209 1176
All children weekend 286 274 261 159 207 1187
Bases (unweighted):
Boys weekday 131 147 146 75 93 592
Boys weekend 144 146 145 74 88 597
Girls weekday 149 141 116 71 102 579
Girls weekend 154 138 117 72 105 586
All children weekday 280 288 262 146 195 1171
All children weekend 298 284 262 146 193 1183

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