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Table 2 Intensity and type of physical activity portrayed in television programmes aimed at adolescent girls

From: Same old song and dance: an exploratory study of portrayal of physical activity in television programmes aimed at young adolescents

  Total (n = 122) Disney Channel (n = 52) Nickelodeon (n = 70) Difference between channels
p-value
Intensity 0.10
 Mild 8 (6.5%) 1 (1.9%) 7 (10%)  
 Moderate 21 (17.2%) 7 (13.5%) 14 (20%)  
 Vigorous 93 (76.2%) 44 (84.6%) 49 (70%)  
Physical activity domain 0.53
 Active travel 6 (4.9%) 4 (7.7%) 2 (2.9%)  
 Domestic 3 (2.4%) 1 (1.9%) 2 (2.9%)  
 Occupational 16 (13.1%) 5 (9.6%) 11 (15.7%)  
 Recreational 96 (78.7%) 42 (80.8%) 54 (77.1%)  
 Other 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%)  
Type of physical activity 0.45
 American football 1 (0.8%) 1 (1.9%) 0 (0%)  
 Basketball 1 (0.8%) 1 (1.9%) 0 (0%)  
 Boxing 3 (2.5%) 0 (0%) 3 (4.3%)  
 Dancing 66 (54.1%) 27 (51.9%) 39 (55.7%)  
 Fighting 4 (3.3%) 0 (0%) 4 (5.7%)  
 Golf 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%)  
 Gymnastics 2 (1.6%) 1 (1.9%) 1 (1.4%)  
 House cleaning 3 (2.5%) 1 (1.9%) 2 (2.9%)  
 Playing games 1 (0.8%) 1 (1.9%) 0 (0%)  
 Running 14 (11.5%) 7 (13.5%) 7 (10%)  
 Surfing 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%)  
 Swimming 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%)  
 Tennis 3 (2.5%) 1 (1.9%) 2 (2.9%)  
 Walking (brisk) 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%)  
 Weight lifting 1 (0.8%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%)  
 Working out 5 (4.1%) 3 (5.8%) 2 (2.9%)  
 Other 14 (11.5%) 8 (15.4%) 6 (8.6%)