Table 2

Objectively assessed physical activity subcomponents and sedentary time in men
N Total PAEE (kJ/kg/day) Time in MVPA (min/day) Time in light-intensity PA (h/day) Sedentary time and sleep (h/day) Acceleration (mG)
Total 862 35.5 (26.6, 47.3) 41.0 (18.8, 73.0) 5.2 (4.0, 6.5) 17.9 (16.3, 19.4) 8.6 (6.3, 11.6)
Season of monitoring
Winter 205 32.9 (24.2, 43.3) 36.5 (15.6, 64.5) 5.1 (4.0, 6.0) 18.2 (16.8, 19.6) 7.9 (5.7, 10.4)
Spring 223 36.6 (28.0, 49.8) 41.5 (20.4, 87.0) 5.5 (4.2, 7.0) 17.7 (15.8, 19.0) 9.0 (6.8, 12.6)
Summer 248 35.5 (27.4, 48.2) 41.8 (19.9, 70.3) 5.3 (4.0, 6.8) 18.0 (15.9, 19.4) 9.1 (6.4, 11.6)
Autumn 186 36.3 (27.5, 47.5) 42.9 (18.6, 78.1) 5.2 (4.0, 6.5) 17.9 (16.4, 19.4) 8.5 (6.3, 11.7)
p = 0.066 p = 0.263 p = 0.080 p = 0.048 p = 0.008
Health status and health behaviours
BMI
<25 kg/m2 231 37.5 (28.3, 49.8) 48.7 (20.8, 90.2) 5.3 (4.0, 6.5) 17.7 (16.2, 19.2) 9.2 (0.07, 0.12)
25–30 kg/m2 392 36.8 (28.8, 47.3) 47.3 (22.1, 74.0) 5.4 (4.2, 6.6) 17.7 (16.1, 19.2) 9.2 (0.07, 0.12)
≥30 kg/m2 236 29.9 (23.3, 43.4) 28.7 (13.2, 54.2) 5.0 (3.8, 6.8) 18.5 (16.5, 19.8) 7.2 (0.05, 0.10)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.096 p = 0.006 p < 0.001
Long term limiting illness or disability
No 667 37.0 (28.7, 49.3) 47.2 (22.8, 80.7) 5.4 (4.2, 6.7) 17.7 (16.0, 19.2) 9.2 (6.8, 12.2)
Yes 193 29.5 (20.8, 40.8) 24.9 (10.3, 49.4) 4.7 (3.3, 6.0) 18.9 (17.2, 20.3) 6.8 (4.6, 9.1)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Self-rated health
Excellent-Good 672 37.0 (28.8, 48.7) 46.2 (23.1, 77.2) 5.4 (4.2, 6.7) 17.7 (16.0, 19.2) 9.1 (6.8, 12.1)
Fair-Poor 110 27.7 (20.0, 37.7) 20.8 (10.3, 45.3) 4.5 (3.1, 5.8) 19.1 (17.6, 20.4) 6.1 (4.2, 8.2)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Beta-blocker use
No 757 36.6 (28.0, 48.4) 44.0 (20.4, 77.2) 5.4 (4.2, 6.6) 17.8 (16.1, 19.2) 8.8 (6.4, 11.8)
Yes 81 26.9 (18.8, 34.3) 23.4 (7.4, 39.7) 4.2 (3.1, 5.1) 19.6 (18.3, 20.7) 6.9 (4.6, 9.4)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Smoking status
Never 235 34.5 (27.1, 46.0) 44.2 (20.5, 77.2) 5.1 (4.1, 6.7) 18.1 (16.3, 19.3) 8.8 (6.1, 11.7)
Former 473 36.9 (27.4, 48.5) 43.7 (21.4, 76.2) 5.3 (4.1, 6.5) 17.8 (16.1, 19.4) 8.7 (6.5, 12.0)
Current 77 35.0 (24.5, 44.4) 30.6 (9.4, 58.8) 5.4 (3.9, 6.8) 17.9 (16.1, 19.7) 8.1 (5.6, 10.3)
p = 0.301 p = 0.006 p = 0.977 p = 0.710 p = 0.056
Sociodemographic factors
Employment status
Employed full-time 394 36.8 (28.0, 48.3) 43.4 (20.3, 75.3) 5.4 (4.0, 6.8) 17.7 (16.0, 19.3) 8.8 (6.7, 11.9)
Employed part-time 125 37.2 (30.7, 51.7) 55.0 (27.3, 87.9) 5.1 (4.1, 6.5) 18.0 (15.7, 19.1) 9.7 (6.8, 12.4)
Fully retired 252 33.4 (25.0, 43.1) 36.8 (16.8, 65.2) 5.1 (4.0, 6.1) 18.1 (16.7, 19.6) 7.7 (5.5, 10.6)
p = 0.004 p = 0.006 p = 0.164 p = 0.097 p < 0.001
Occupational class at 60-64 y (employed participants only)
Non-manual 307 35.8 (27.7, 47.6) 41.3 (21.3, 71.2) 5.1 (4.0, 6.5) 18.1 (16.3, 19.5) 9.0 (6.7, 11.7)
Manual 211 40.8 (29.3, 53.3) 49.8 (20.8, 89.3) 5.7 (4.5, 7.2) 17.1 (15.8, 19.0) 9.2 (6.9, 12.6)
p = 0.008 p = 0.177 p = 0.002 p = 0.002 p = 0.502
Educational qualifications
None 264 36.5 (26.4, 49.3) 40.2 (14.7, 75.3) 5.5 (4.2, 7.1) 17.7 (15.6, 19.3) 8.4 (5.7, 11.9)
O levels or sub GCE 167 35.2 (26.4, 46.0) 41.3 (19.2, 79.6) 5.1 (4.0, 6.3) 17.9 (16.3, 19.4) 8.6 (6.2, 11.4)
A levels 248 35.8 (27.7, 47.3) 40.2 (19.8, 72.5) 5.3 (4.0, 6.5) 17.9 (16.4, 19.4) 8.7 (6.3, 11.5)
Degree or higher 137 36.2 (27.8, 45.3) 49.1 (23.6, 77.2) 5.0 (4.0, 6.3) 18.2 (16.5, 19.5) 9.2 (6.9, 12.0)
p = 0.834 p = 0.534 p = 0.046 p = 0.226 p = 0.432
Physical activity at
36 y
Most active 331 35.4 (26.9, 48.5) 45.2 (20.5, 83.7) 5.2 (4.0, 6.3) 18.0 (16.4, 19.4) 9.3 (6.8, 12.5)
Less active 233 36.5 (26.9, 48.5) 40.1 (18.8, 65.7) 5.5 (4.1, 7.2) 17.8 (15.8, 19.3) 8.2 (6.1, 10.5)
Inactive 231 34.8 (26.0, 44.6) 38.7 (17.0, 68.7) 5.1 (4.0, 6.4) 18.1 (16.4, 19.4) 8.1 (5.8, 10.8)
p = 0.349 p = 0.160 p = 0.061 p = 0.140 p < 0.001
43 y
Most active 254 38.1 (28.7, 51.4) 51.1 (24.8, 88.3) 5.3 (4.2, 6.6) 17.7 (16.1, 19.3) 9.8 (6.8, 13.1)
Less active 202 34.7 (25.8, 47.5) 36.9 (17.7, 69.1) 5.4 (4.0, 6.7) 18.0 (16.2, 19.5) 8.9 (7.8, 11.5)
Inactive 362 34.9 (26.2, 45.4) 38.9 (17.0, 67.7) 5.2 (4.0, 6.5) 18.0 (16.3, 19.4) 8.1 (5.9, 10.4)
p = 0.025 p = 0.002 p = 0.803 p = 0.400 p < 0.001
53 y
Most active 283 37.0 (26.9, 50.4) 47.4 (23.1, 80.6) 5.2 (4.0, 6.3) 17.8 (16.1, 19.4) 9.2 (7.4, 12.2)
Less active 188 37.9 (27.6, 47.6) 48.1 (25.2, 79.9) 5.4 (4.4, 6.6) 17.5 (16.2, 18.9) 9.5 (6.9, 12.3)
Inactive 338 33.9 (25.2, 45.1) 35.6 (15.0, 65.2) 5.3 (4.0, 6.8) 18.1 (16.3, 19.4) 7.8 (5.8, 10.7)
p = 0.010 p < 0.001 p = 0.401 p = 0.178 p < 0.001

Abbreviations: PAEE- physical activity energy expenditure, MVPA- moderate-to-vigorous physical activity Data are median (IQR); MVPA was defined as intensity >3.0 MET, light-intensity PA as intensity between 1.5-3.0 MET and sedentary behaviour as intensity <1.5 MET; Total N varies due to variation in the amount of missing data for different covariates.

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