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Table 2 Seasonal influence on physical activity in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

From: Physical activity in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis compared to controls

  Summer n = 34 Winter n = 42 95 % CI lower 95 % CI upper P
Physical activity      
• Physical activity level (per day) 1.7 ± 0.1 1.6 ± 0.2 0.01 0.17 0.03
• Time spent in MVPA (hours/day) 1.5 ± 0.7 1.2 ± 0.9 −0.12 0.63 0.18
• Sedentary time (hours/day) 18.9 ± 1.2 19.6 ± 1.4 −1.33 −0.13 0.02
Total days per week meeting public health recommendations 4.2 ± 1.6 3.7 ± 1.7 −0.28 1.27 0.21
  1. Values are the mean ± standard deviation
  2. CI confidence interval, MVPA moderate to vigorous physical activity