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Table 2 Results of locomotor activity and feeding behaviours and rhythms of the cats according to their sex (male versus female)

From: Daily rhythms in food intake and locomotor activity in a colony of domestic cats

 Male (n = 7)Female (n = 7)TestTest valueSignificance
Mass (kg)6.41 ± 0.264.36 ± 0.22t-testt12 = − 6.071p < 0.001
DCD (km)2.40 ± 0.571.09 ± 0.26Mann–WhitneyU = 10.0p = 0.073
AR amplitude533 ± 70332 ± 39Mann–WhitneyU = 10.0p = 0.073
AR IS0.45 ± 0.030.35 ± 0.04t-testt12 = − 1.971p = 0.072
AR IV1.60 ± 0.151.66 ± 0.10t-testt12 = 0.325p = 0.751
DFI (g)52.6 ± 3.540.2 ± 5.6Mann–WhitneyU = 7.0p < 0.05
FR amplitude267 ± 28230 ± 40t-testt9 = − 0.758p = 0.468
FR IS0.33 ± 0.020.27 ± 0.03t-testt12 = − 1.546p = 0.148
FR IV1.97 ± 0.082.14 ± 0.13t-testt12 = 1.444p = 0.174
  1. DCD daily covered distance, AR activity rhythm, IS interdaily stability, IV intradaily variability, DFI daily food intake, FR feeding rhythm