Table 2

Description of television watching, physical activity, and dietary outcomes at baseline and six years later.

Baseline n = 15,574

Follow-up n = 12,678


Median

Range

Median

Range


Sport index

2.3

1.0 – 5.0

2.5

1.0 – 5.0

Work index among workers*

2.6

1.0 – 4.9

2.6

1.0 – 5.0

Total caloric intake (kcal)

1530

500 – 4192

1494

504 – 4181

Total fat (grams)

55.4

5.4 – 235.1

50.9

6.7 – 228.0

Percent kcal from total fat (%)

33.1

5.9 – 62.6

31.3

6.4 – 61.8

Percent kcal from saturated fat (%)

12.0

1.3 – 29.0

11.3

1.6 – 27.7

Fruit & vegetables combined (servings per day)

3.7

0 – 53.0

4.1

0 – 69.0

Salty snacks (servings per day)

0.21

0 – 6.5

0.21

0 – 8.5

Sweets (servings per day)

1.0

0 – 27.4

1.0

0 – 37.0

Sweetened drinks (servings per day)

0.1

0 – 11.0

0.1

0 – 12.0

Body mass index

26.9

14.2 – 65.9

27.5

13.2 – 60.2


n§

%

n§

%


Television

Never

296

1.9

255

2.0

Seldom

2582

16.6

1825

14.4

Sometimes

7293

46.8

5912

46.6

Often

4133

26.5

3735

29.5

Very often

1270

8.2

951

7.5

Sufficient physical activity

Insufficient

10681

68.7

8019

63.5

Sufficient

4856

31.3

4608

36.5

Leisure walking

Never or seldom

4591

29.5

3032

23.9

Sometimes

7539

48.4

6221

49.0

Often or very often

3444

22.1

3424

27.0

Obesity

Underweight

142

0.9

115

0.9

Normal

5014

32.2

3510

27.7

Overweight

6122

39.3

4981

39.3

Obese

4296

27.6

4058

32.0


* Among those who worked outside of the home (full or part-time n = 7912)

§ Due to missing data, N does not always add up to total sample size

Meyer et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:68   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-68

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