Table 4

Self-reported physical activity subcomponents and sedentary time in men
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 1046 19.6 (12.8, 28.1) 1059 87.5 (43.6, 167.0) 1059 2.0 (1.1, 3.4) 1061 4.6 (3.1, 6.4)
Health status and health behaviours
BMI
<25 kg/m2 261 21.2 (13.6, 28.3) 265 89.5 (46.9, 169.5) 265 1.9 (1.0, 3.1) 265 4.5 (3.0, 6.0)
25–30 kg/m2 481 20.6 (13.4, 28.8) 486 96.1 (48.8, 184.7) 486 2.0 (1.1, 3.5) 487 4.5 (3.0, 6.3)
≥30 kg/m2 288 18.1 (11.0, 26.6) 292 74.7 (32.1, 144.9) 292 2.1 (1.3, 3.4) 292 4.8 (3.5, 7.1)
p = 0.026 p = 0.004 p = 0.272 p = 0.020
Long term limiting illness or disability
No 789 20.9 (14.1, 28.9) 799 97.8 (50.9, 179.1) 799 2.0 (1.2, 3.4) 802 5.0 (3.3, 7.0)
Yes 249 15.5 (7.8, 25.3) 252 62.4 (18.9, 125.0) 252 2.0 (1.0, 3.2) 251 4.5 (3.0, 5.7)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.282 p < 0.001
Self-rated health
Excellent-Good 810 20.8 (13.9, 28.5) 819 95.8 (51.8, 172.4) 819 2.1 (1.2, 3.4) 821 4.8 (3.3, 6.9)
Fair-Poor 140 13.2 (6.5, 19.7) 142 46.2 (9.2, 108.8) 142 1.9 (0.9, 3.0) 142 4.5 (3.0, 5.0)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.061 p = 0.144
Beta-blocker use
No 811 20.5 (13.5, 28.8) 818 89.9 (47.3, 173.2) 818 2.0 (1.2, 3.3) 820 4.6 (3.1, 6.6)
Yes 91 15.3 (10.2, 23.9) 93 79.0 (33.6, 128.0) 93 2.1 (1.0, 3.1) 93 4.5 (3.5, 6.3)
p = 0.004 p = 0.008 p = 0.934 p = 0.708
Smoking status
Never 273 19.5 (13.4, 26.9) 274 96.7 (45.7, 166.8) 274 2.1 (1.0, 3.3) 275 4.6 (3.0, 6.3)
Former 572 20.0 (12.9, 28.5) 580 86.9 (48.3, 169.3) 580 2.0 (1.2, 3.3) 581 4.7 (3.4, 6.7)
Current 109 17.8 (10.5, 27.7) 111 71.9 (24.8, 150.3) 111 2.3 (1.1, 3.4) 111 4.5 (3.0, 6.0)
p = 0.324 p = 0.446 p = 0.507 p = 983
Sociodemographic factors
Employment status
Employed full-time 456 22.6 (16.1, 30.1) 472 94.5 (50.9, 187.6) 472 2.1 (1.2, 3.7) 471 5.7 (3.7, 8.0)
Employed part-time 152 21.4 (14.5, 28.5) 153 113.8 (62.5, 178.9) 153 2.1 (1.4, 3.1) 153 4.7 (3.5, 6.0)
Fully retired 316 13.9 (8.2, 22.2) 322 68.9 (29.0, 130.6) 322 1.7 (0.9, 3.1) 322 4.0 (2.9, 5.0)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.007 p < 0.001
Occupational class at 60-64 y (employed participants only)
Non-manual 363 20.8 (15.2, 28.0) 367 80.7 (49.6, 141.4) 367 2.1 (1.2, 3.5) 367 6.0 (4.1, 7.9)
Manual 252 24.3 (17.0, 34.2) 255 142.1 (65.1, 271.2) 255 2.1 (1.3, 3.6) 255 4.5 (3.3, 6.3)
p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p = 0.728 p = 0.002
Educational qualifications
None 322 21.5 (11.8, 29.8) 330 101.4 (38.0, 200.2) 330 2.3 (1.4, 3.9) 327 4.5 (3.3, 6.0)
O levels or sub GCE 204 19.4 (11.8, 28.2) 206 90.4 (36.5, 167.3) 206 2.0 (1.0, 3.6) 204 4.7 (3.0, 6.4)
A levels 297 19.2 (13.2, 27.5) 300 83.9 (44.8, 158.4) 300 2.0 (1.2, 3.2) 299 4.5 (3.0, 6.3)
Degree or higher 168 18.3 (13.3, 24.6) 168 75.9 (49.3, 129.3) 168 1.7 (1.0, 2.5) 168 5.0 (3.6, 7.4)
p = 0.383 p < 0.001 p < 0.001 p < 0.001
Physical activity at:
36 y
Most active 402 21.5 (14.2, 29.0) 410 106.5 (57.3, 174.6) 410 1.9 (1.0, 3.1) 410 4.7 (3.1, 6.6)
Less active 269 19.1 (12.0, 27.0) 271 73.8 (39.1, 156.8) 271 2.2 (1.2, 3.4) 271 4.7 (3.2, 6.9)
Inactive 281 18.4 (11.4, 27.3) 286 72.9 (34.5, 161.0) 286 3.6) 286 4.5 (3.1, 6.0)
p = 0.009 p = 0.023 p = 0.354 p = 0.595
43 y
Most active 306 21.6 (15.4, 29.5) 311 109.7 (59.5, 109.7) 311 1.8 (1.0, 3.0) 311 5.0 (3.4, 7.1)
Less active 242 19.7 (12.4, 23.5) 244 92.4 (52.0, 152.6) 244 2.0 (11, 3.3) 244 4.5 (6.0, 6.5)
Inactive 438 18.3 (12.0, 27.9) 444 72.8 (34.5, 169.3) 444 2.1 (1.2, 3.5) 444 4.5 (3.0, 6.0)
p < 0.001 p = 0.197 p = 0.054 p = 0.177
53 y
Most active 348 22.2 (14.9, 31.7) 354 113.0 (37.3, 185.6) 354 1.8 (1.1, 3.1) 354 5.0 (3.5, 6.7)
Less active 207 22.2 (14.4, 28.9) 208 102.5 (57.3, 198.1) 208 2.0 (1.2, 3.0) 208 4.5 (3.0, 7.1)
Inactive 421 17.4 (10.2, 25.3) 428 56.8 (25.3, 129.9) 428 2.1 (1.2, 3.7) 428 4.5 (3.0, 6.0)
p < 0.001 p = 0.343 p = 0.079 p = 0.189

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; 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.

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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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