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Table 1 Physical activity comparison between inpatient and outpatient physical therapists

From: A comparison of work-related physical activity levels between inpatient and outpatient physical therapists: an observational cohort trial

Variable Setting Mean [SD] Mean difference [95 % Confidence Interval] p value
Age (years) Inpatient 32.30 [9.01] 1.66 [−2.17, 5.48]
Outpatient 30.65 [5.55] NS
Bodyweight (kg) Inpatient 67.27 [14.06] −10.66 [−17.96, −3.36]
Outpatient 77.93 [14.42] **
Height (cm) Inpatient 64.43 [2.42] −3.03 [−4.65, −1.42]
Outpatient 67.47 [3.70] ***
BMI (kg/m2) Inpatient 25.14 [5.67] −1.07 [−3.54, 1.40]
Outpatient 26.21 [3.65] *
Gender Inpatient (90 % female, 10 % male) ***
Outpatient (35.5 % female, 64.5 % male)
Steps-per-day Inpatient 4475.17 [1464.71] 1280.16 [563.08, 1997.28]
Outpatient 3195.01 [1333.10] ***
Average kcals-per-day Inpatient 131.71 [97.58] −22.60 [−73.55, 28.35]
Outpatient 154.31 [101.17] NS
Percentage of sedentary time spent per day Inpatient 73.79 [7.39] 4.60 [0.40, 8.79]
Outpatient 69.19 [8.89] *
Percentage of light time spent per day Inpatient 20.54 [6.07] −2.57 [−5.99, 0.84]
Outpatient 23.11 [7.19] NS
Percentage of moderate-vigorous time spent per day Inpatient 5.67 [2.44] −2.02 [−4.20, 0.15]
Outpatient 7.70 [5.44] NS
Percentage of time spent sitting per day Inpatient 48.56 [10.28] 9.7 [3.57, 16.01]
Outpatient 38.76 [13.26] ***
Percentage of time spent standing per day Inpatient 46.05 [11.70] −7.79 [−14.91, −0.67]
Outpatient 53.84 [15.25] *
Percentage of time spent lying per day Inpatient 5.39 [6.68] −2.00 [−7.39, 3.38]
Outpatient 7.39 [13] NS
Daily Average of Sedentary Bouts Inpatient 151.99 [165.80] 50.06 [−29.43, 129.56]
Outpatient 101.93 [144.05] NS
Average Length of Sedentary Bouts (sec) Inpatient 30.57 [73.62] 11.21 [−16.42, 38.84]
Outpatient 19.36 [21.85] NS
Daily Average of Sedentary Breaks (sec) Inpatient 1277.24 [439.49] −453.42 [−746.86, −159.97]
Outpatient 1730.65 [676.85] ***
Average length of Sedentary Breaks (sec) Inpatient 239.08 [170.89] −202.72 [316.38, −89.06]
Outpatient 441.80 [261.76] ***
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001