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Table 1 Sample characteristics for personal variables, socio-demographic factors and self-reported usual level of leisure time and occupational physical activity (N=182)

From: Occupational and leisure time physical activity in contrasting relation to ambulatory blood pressure

Characteristics N %
Gender   
  Men 109 59.9
  Women 73 40.1
Age   
  < 45 years 16 8.8
  45-49 years 60 33.0
  50-54 years 62 34.1
  ≥ 55 years 44 24.2
Educational level   
  Low 68 38.0
  Medium 64 35.8
  High 47 26.3
Job title   
  Blue-collar 45 24.7
  White-collar 135 74.2
Weight group   
  Normal weight 70 38.5
  Overweight 87 47.8
  Obesity 25 13.7
Smoking   
  Current regular smokers 42 23.1
  Others 140 76.9
Leisure time physical activity   
  Low 158 86.8
  High 24 13.2
High physical effort at work   
  High 46 25.3
  Low 136 74.7
Lifting heavy loads at work   
  High 33 18.1
  Low 149 81.9
Rapid physical activity at work   
  High 39 21.5
  Low 142 78.5
Awkward body positions at work   
  High 34 18.7
  Low 148 81.3
Awkward positions of head or arms at work   
  High 39 21.4
  Low 143 78.6
Summary measure of occupational physical activity   
  High 34 18.8
  Low 147 81.2