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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants according to gender and physical activity level

From: Self-reported leisure time physical activity: a useful assessment tool in everyday health care

  MVPA mean ± SD or % (N) LPA mean ± SD or % (N) Inactive mean ± SD or % (N) All mean ± SD or % (N) Values missing N
Men 29 (486) 59 (999) 12 (200) (1685)  
Marital status a 79 (385) 80 (797) 72 (143) 79 (1325) 4
University education 40 (196) 22 (222) 21 (41) 27 (459) 8
Stress b 11 (54) 11 (113) 29 (58) 14 (225) 18
Current smoker 8 (38) 16 (162) 31 (61) 16 (261) 8
Age (years) 48.3 ± 13.5 53.7 ± 12.4 49.2 ± 12.4 51.6 ± 12.9  
Weight (kg) 83 ± 10 85 ± 13 88 ± 15 85 ± 12  
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.34 ± 1.15 1.61 ± 0.97 1.97 ± 1.32 1.57 ± 1.09 177
High density lipoprotein (mmol/l) 1.52 ± 0.37 1.45 ± 0.38 1.32 ± 0.34 1.46 ± 0.38 184
Waist circumference (cm) 91 ± 9 96 ± 10 99 ± 12 95 ± 10 52
Resting heart rate (bpm) 61 ± 10 66 ± 11 68 ± 12 65 ± 11 5
BMI (kg/m2) 25.8 ± 2.8 26.8 ± 3.5 28.1 ± 4.3 26.7 ± 3.5  
Plasma-glucose (mmol/l) 5.16 ± 0.86 5.43 ± 1.20 5.46 ± 1.27 5.35 ± 1.13 177
Low density lipoprotein (mmol/l) 3.27 ± 0.97 3.39 ± 0.95 3.47 ± 0.88 3.37 ± 0.95 230
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 133 ± 18 136 ± 21 132 ± 21 135 ± 20 3
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 81 ± 10 84 ± 11 84 ± 10 83 ± 10 3
Women 25 (469) 66 (1264) 9 (170) (1903)  
Marital status a 74 (348) 73 (918) 64 (108) 73 (1374) 10
University education 43 (200) 32 (398) 28 (47) 34 (645) 10
Stress b 18 (84) 19 (241) 20 (33) 19 (358) 26
Current smoker 13 (61) 20 (252) 37 (62) 20 (375) 6
Age (years) 46.9 ± 12.7 52.9 ± 13.2 50.0 ± 13.2 51.2 ± 13.3  
Weight (kg) 67 ± 10 70 ± 12 75 ± 15 70 ± 12 1
Triglycerides (mmol/l) 1.05 ± 0.56 1.26 ± 0.68 1.47 ± 0.85 1.22 ± 0.68 207
High density lipoprotein (mmol/l) 1.84 ± 0.44 1.77 ± 0.45 1.62 ± 0.46 1.78 ± 0.45 207
Waist circumference (cm) 79 ± 9 84 ± 11 89 ± 14 83 ± 11 96
Resting heart rate (bpm) 65 ± 11 69 ± 10 70 ± 11 68 ± 11 12
BMI (kg/m2) 24.3 ± 3.5 25.9 ± 4.3 27.5 ± 5.6 25.6 ± 4.4 1
Plasma-glucose (mmol/l) 4.91 ± 0.86 5.05 ± 0.89 5.03 ± 0.99 5.01 ± 0.90 207
Low density lipoprotein (mmol/l) 2.94 ± 0.89 3.25 ± 1.01 3.25 ± 0.93 3.18 ± 0.98 222
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) 124 ± 19 129 ± 23 127 ± 24 128 ± 22 2
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg) 80 ± 10 82 ± 10 82 ± 11 81 ± 10 2
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation, or percentage with (N). MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, LPA, light physical activity. a Living together with someone or married. b Perceiving stress during the last year or more at either work or home. bpm, beats per minute. BMI, body mass index.