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Table 2 Climatic data at Kahoku

From: Seasonality in physical activity and walking of healthy older adults

  Study day   7 days after study day  
n = 14 n = 98
Summer Winter Summer Winter
Temperature (°C)     
 Mean 25.9 ± 2.1 3.3 ± 2.7*** 26.1 ± 2.1 3.1 ± 2.8***
 Maximum 29.5 ± 2.7 6.6 ± 3.8*** 29.8 ± 2.8 6.4 ± 3.7***
 Minimum 22.8 ± 1.7 -0.3 ± 2.3*** 22.8 ± 1.6 -0.1 ± 2.1***
Sunshine duration (h) 5.66 ± 4.40 1.91 ± 2.73* 5.55 ± 4.26 2.29 ± 2.60
Precipitation (mm) 1.14 ± 2.35 8.93 ± 9.37 7.83 ± 18.80 5.08 ± 7.23
Maximum wind speed (m/s) 6.15 ± 2.03 9.01 ± 3.24 5.36 ± 1.95 7.05 ± 2.99
Day length (h)a 14.2 ± 0.2 10.3 ± 0.3*** 14.1 ± 0.2 10.4 ± 0.3***
  1. Mean ± SD at Kahoku Meteorological Station
  2. aAt Kahoku City Hall
  3. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001 significant difference between summer and winter