Scottish Health Survey 2018: main report - revised 2020
Table 6.10: Children's sedentary time, 2018, by age and sex
Table 6.10: Children's sedentary time, 2018, by age and sex
Base: Aged 2-15 | 2018 | |||||||
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Sedentary leisure time in hours^{a} (TV & non-TV) | Age | Total | ||||||
2-4 | 5-7 | 8-10 | 11-12 | 13-15 | ||||
% | % | % | % | % | % | |||
Boys | Weekday day sedentary leisure time hours - quartiles | % in bottom quartile (≤3.50) | 34 | 38 | 26 | 19 | 12 | 27 |
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) | 25 | 36 | 32 | 27 | 12 | 27 | ||
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) | 24 | 17 | 20 | 23 | 25 | 22 | ||
% in top quartile (≥7.01) | 17 | 9 | 22 | 31 | 50 | 24 | ||
Weekday sedentary time (mean hours per day) | Mean | 3.0 | 2.8 | 3.2 | 3.5 | 4.3 | 3.3 | |
SE of the mean | 0.09 | 0.09 | 0.09 | 0.12 | 0.13 | 0.05 | ||
Standard deviation | 1.30 | 1.18 | 1.26 | 1.29 | 1.60 | 1.40 | ||
Median | 3.0 | 2.8 | 3.0 | 3.5 | 4.0 | 3.0 | ||
Weekend day sedentary leisure time hours - quartiles | % in bottom quartile (≤3.50) | 48 | 35 | 26 | 23 | 11 | 30 | |
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) | 23 | 20 | 29 | 14 | 16 | 21 | ||
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) | 22 | 34 | 25 | 40 | 29 | 29 | ||
% in top quartile (≥7.01) | 8 | 11 | 20 | 24 | 44 | 20 | ||
Weekend sedentary time (mean hours per day) | Mean | 3.7 | 4.2 | 4.6 | 5.1 | 6.0 | 4.6 | |
SE of the mean | 0.12 | 0.13 | 0.14 | 0.19 | 0.20 | 0.07 | ||
Standard deviation | 1.72 | 1.77 | 1.97 | 2.11 | 2.34 | 2.11 | ||
Median | 3.5 | 4.0 | 4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 4.0 | ||
Girls | Weekday day sedentary leisure time hours - quartiles | % in bottom quartile (≤3.50) | 37 | 27 | 23 | 19 | 7 | 24 |
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) | 29 | 33 | 32 | 19 | 14 | 27 | ||
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) | 22 | 23 | 27 | 32 | 30 | 26 | ||
% in top quartile (≥7.01) | 12 | 17 | 18 | 29 | 50 | 23 | ||
Weekday sedentary time (mean hours per day) | Mean | 2.8 | 3.2 | 3.2 | 3.5 | 4.3 | 3.3 | |
SE of the mean | 0.09 | 0.09 | 0.09 | 0.12 | 0.12 | 0.05 | ||
Standard deviation | 1.20 | 1.19 | 1.19 | 1.21 | 1.32 | 1.29 | ||
Median | 2.8 | 3.0 | 3.0 | 3.5 | 4.0 | 3.0 | ||
Weekend day sedentary leisure time hours - quartiles | % in bottom quartile (≤3.50) | 54 | 29 | 24 | 28 | 17 | 31 | |
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) | 18 | 26 | 15 | 19 | 13 | 19 | ||
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) | 21 | 30 | 45 | 28 | 35 | 32 | ||
% in top quartile (≥7.01) | 6 | 15 | 16 | 25 | 35 | 18 | ||
Weekend sedentary time (mean hours per day) | Mean | 3.5 | 4.4 | 4.8 | 4.8 | 5.5 | 4.6 | |
SE of the mean | 0.14 | 0.13 | 0.14 | 0.20 | 0.19 | 0.07 | ||
Standard deviation | 1.82 | 1.77 | 1.84 | 2.13 | 2.16 | 2.03 | ||
Median | 3.0 | 4.0 | 5.0 | 5.0 | 5.5 | 4.3 | ||
All children | Weekday day sedentary leisure time hours - quartiles | % in bottom quartile (≤3.50) | 36 | 33 | 25 | 19 | 10 | 26 |
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) | 27 | 34 | 32 | 23 | 13 | 27 | ||
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) | 23 | 20 | 23 | 28 | 27 | 24 | ||
% in top quartile (≥7.01) | 14 | 13 | 20 | 30 | 50 | 23 | ||
Weekday sedentary time (mean hours per day) | Mean | 2.9 | 3.0 | 3.2 | 3.5 | 4.3 | 3.3 | |
SE of the mean | 0.07 | 0.06 | 0.06 | 0.08 | 0.09 | 0.03 | ||
Standard deviation | 1.25 | 1.19 | 1.23 | 1.25 | 1.48 | 1.35 | ||
Median | 3.0 | 3.0 | 3.0 | 3.5 | 4.0 | 3.0 | ||
Weekend day sedentary leisure time hours - quartiles | % in bottom quartile (≤3.50) | 51 | 32 | 25 | 25 | 14 | 31 | |
% in second quartile (3.51-5.00) | 21 | 23 | 22 | 16 | 15 | 20 | ||
% in third quartile (5.01-7.00) | 21 | 32 | 34 | 34 | 32 | 30 | ||
% in top quartile (≥7.01) | 7 | 13 | 18 | 24 | 39 | 19 | ||
Weekend sedentary time (mean hours per day) | Mean | 3.6 | 4.3 | 4.7 | 5.0 | 5.7 | 4.6 | |
SE of the mean | 0.09 | 0.09 | 0.10 | 0.14 | 0.14 | 0.05 | ||
Standard deviation | 1.77 | 1.77 | 1.91 | 2.12 | 2.26 | 2.07 | ||
Median | 3.0 | 4.0 | 4.5 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 4.0 | ||
Bases | Unweighted bases | Boys weekday | 211 | 179 | 214 | 121 | 148 | 873 |
Girls weekday | 189 | 183 | 161 | 93 | 102 | 728 | ||
All children weekday | 400 | 362 | 375 | 214 | 250 | 1601 | ||
Boys weekend | 213 | 180 | 213 | 123 | 142 | 871 | ||
Girls weekend | 193 | 180 | 157 | 98 | 112 | 740 | ||
All children weekend | 406 | 360 | 370 | 221 | 254 | 1611 | ||
Weighted bases | Boys weekday | 194 | 179 | 206 | 120 | 145 | 845 | |
Girls weekday | 172 | 193 | 182 | 111 | 120 | 779 | ||
All children weekday | 366 | 372 | 389 | 232 | 265 | 1623 | ||
Boys weekend | 196 | 181 | 206 | 122 | 141 | 846 | ||
Girls weekend | 175 | 190 | 178 | 116 | 132 | 791 | ||
All children weekend | 371 | 370 | 384 | 238 | 273 | 1636 |
a Excludes those without a limiting illness or disability who said they were sedentary for > 14 hours a day.