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Table 3 Analysis of sedentary behaviour data as measured by IPAQ and accelerometer

From: Validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) for assessing moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour of older adults in the United Kingdom

Physical activity measurement tool Median minutes of sedentary behaviour per day (SD) Inter quartile range Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test Spearman’s Rank Correlations
WEEK DAY
 IPAQ 300.0 (161.1) 197.5–420.0 .000 .70a
 Accelerometer 486.9 (99.1) 425.8–566.5
Males
 IPAQ 300.0 (159.5) 240.0–435.0 .000 .49a
 Accelerometer 513.5 (96.3) 460.5–600.8
Females
 IPAQ 240.0 (156.4) 180.0–360.0 .000 .47a
 Accelerometer 453.2 (88.8) 393.0–522.5
WEEKEND DAY
 IPAQ 300.0 (153.8) 240.0–420.0 .000 .26
 Accelerometer 501.4 (103.7) 436.2–580.2
Males
 IPAQ 360.0 (149.2) 240.0–480.0 .000 .55a
 Accelerometer 529.3 (98.5) 459.3–597.2
Females
 IPAQ 240.0 (154.6) 180.0–360.0 .000 .36a
 Accelerometer 477.1 (103.0) 419.9–549.7
  1. aCorrelation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)