Table 3

Self-reported physical activity subcomponents and sedentary time in women
N Total PAEE (MET-h/day) N Time in MVPA (min/day) N Time in light-intensity PA (h/day) N Sedentary time (h/day)
Total 1143 18.2 (13.0, 24.5) 1162 62.0 (29.5, 117.8) 1162 4.1 (2.2, 5.6) 1162 4.0 (2.0, 5.0)
Health status and health behaviours
BMI
<25 kg/m2 369 19.4 (14.2, 25.9) 376 80.0 (38.9, 136.5) 376 4.0 (2.8, 5.4) 376 3.0 (2.5, 4.5)
25–30 kg/m2 418 18.4 (13.7, 24.8) 425 62.4 (35.3, 119.4) 425 4.3 (3.2, 5.8) 425 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
≥30 kg/m2 337 16.1 (11.8, 22.9) 341 49.1 (17.6, 94.8) 341 4.1 (3.0, 5.7) 341 4.3 (3.0, 5.0)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.253 p < 0.001
Long term limiting illness or disability
No 842 19.4 (14.0, 25.5) 855 71.2 (36.1, 128.4) 855 4.2 (3.1, 5.6) 855 3.7 (2.9, 5.0)*
Yes 294 14.7 (10.1, 20.5) 299 44.9 (12.1, 87.7) 299 3.9 (2.4, 5.6) 299 4.0 (3.0, 4.5)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.005 p = 0.320
Self-rated health
Excellent-Good 915 18.8 (13.7, 25.3)* 928 68.9 (35.5, 124.8) 928 4.1 (3.0, 5.6) 928 3.9 (2.9, 5.0)
Fair-Poor 137 13.9 (9.2, 19.4) 139 36.2 (11.0, 80.8) 139 4.0 (2.4, 5.9) 139 4.0 (3.0,4.5)
p < 0.001 p = 0.017 p = 0.221 p = 0.027
Beta-blocker use
No 901 18.4 (13.6, 24.8) 911 68.0 (32.5, 123.1) 911 4.2 (3.0, 5.6) 911 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
Yes 82 17.3 (11.2, 22.8) 84 46.8 (20.6, 91.9) 3.7 (2.9, 6.0) 84 3.5 (2.7, 4.5)
p = 0.041 p = 0.009 p = 0.464 p = 0.365
Smoking status
Never 371 18.3 (13.7, 24.7) 378 64.0 (32.5, 123.3) 378 4.2 (3.9, 5.5) 378 3.5 (2.5, 4.5)
Former 558 18.4 (13.2, 25.5) 566 67.7 (32.5, 120.4) 566 4.1 (3.0, 5.6) 566 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
Current 115 16.7 (11.9, 22.3) 117 43.1 (17.5, 102.5) 117 4.1 (3.1, 5.8) 117 4.5 (3.0, 5.0)
p = 0.100 p = 0.456 p = 0.929 p = 0.006
Sociodemographic factors
Employment status
Employed full-time 128 22.1 (16.8, 28.5)* 130 61.3 (37.4, 136.3) 130 4.3 (3.1, 5.9) 130 5.3 (32.7-7.5)
Employed part-time 280 20.8 (15.3, 27.5) 284 81.9 (40.2, 133.3) 284 4.4 (3.2, 5.8) 284 4.0 (2.9, 5.1)
Fully retired 619 16.3 (11.8, 22.0) 627 59.3 (27.2, 107.5) 627 3.9 (2.9, 3.4) 627 3.5 (2.5, 4.5)
p < 0.001 p = 0.087 p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Occupational class at 60-64 y (employed participants only)
Non-manual 298 21.1 (16.3, 27.3)* 303 75.6 (38.9, 131.3) 303 4.3 (3.2, 5.7) 303 4.4 (3.0, 6.1)
Manual 109 21.2 (14.8, 28.5) 110 82.6 (37.1, 148.7) 110 4.9 (3.2, 6.4) 110 4.0 (3.0, 6.0)
p = 0.979 p = 0.339 p = 0.227 p = 0.137
Educational qualifications
None 329 16.9 (12.2, 23.4)* 340 44.6 (18.1, 102.6)* 340 4.6 (3.3, 6.5) 340 4.0 (3.0, 4.5)*
O levels or sub GCE 395 18.8 (13.3, 24.8) 400 62.1 (31.0, 111.1) 400 4.2 (3.1, 5.8) 400 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
A levels 293 17.8 (13.3, 23.5) 295 75.2 (41.4, 127.6) 295 3.8 (2.8, 4.9) 295 3.5 (2.7, 4.5)
Degree or higher 68 20.2 (13.8, 25.1) 68 (50.7, 131.8) 68 4.7) 4.0)
p = 0.139 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Physical activity at
36 y
Most active 376 19.2 (14.1, 25.7) 386 80.8 (44.2, 131.5) 386 3.9 (2.9, 5.6) 386 3.6 (2.5, 5.0)*
Less active 274 18.8 (13.5, 25.5) 277 64.3 (35.3, 121.5) 277 4.1 (3.0, 5.6) 277 4.0 (3.0, 4.7)
Inactive 401 16.4 (11.6, 22.4) 406 42.4 (16.2, 93.8) 406 4.3 (3.1, 5.8) 406 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
p < 0.001 p = 0.471 p = 0.045 p = 0.281
43 y
Most active 253 19.3 (14.6, 25.4) 257 85.5 (48.0, 140.7) 257 3.9 (2.9, 5.5) 257 3.5 (2.6, 4.5)
Less active 268 18.4 (13.1, 24.8) 272 65.1 (37.1, 122.2) 272 4.0 (2.8, 5.5) 272 4.0 (2.8, 5.0)
Inactive 572 17.5 (12.2, 24.1) 582 51.6 (20.6, 102.9) 582 4.3 (3.2, 5.9) 582 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
p < 0.001 p = 0.090 p = 0.016 p = 0.031
53 y
Most active 396 19.5 (14.1, 26.7)* 511 84.7 (44.3, 138.0) 511 3.9 (2.9, 5.4) 511 3.5 (2.5, 5.0)
Less active 203 17.8 (13.2, 24.8) 206 65.3 (36.2, 118.8) 206 4.2 (3.2, 5.3) 206 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
Inactive 504 16.7 (12.0, 22.4) 404 45.8 (17.4, 87.7) 404 4.3 (3.1, 6.0) 404 4.0 (3.0, 5.0)
p < 0.001 p = 0.230 p = 0.019 p = 0.090

Abbreviations: PAEE- physical activity energy expenditure, MVPA- moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; Data are median (IQR); MVPA was defined as intensity >3 MET, light-intensity PA as intensity between 1.5-3.0 MET and sedentary behaviour as intensity <1.5 MET; Total N denotes the number of participants with valid data for the PA-subcomponent in the subsequent column and varies due to variation in the amount of missing data for different covariates; *p < 0.1 for interaction by sex.

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Golubic et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:58   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-58

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