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Table 1 Characteristics of the European-Dutch, South Asian-Surinamese, and African-Surinamese men and women included in this study

From: The association of leisure-time physical activity and active commuting with measures of socioeconomic position in a multiethnic population living in the Netherlands: results from the cross-sectional SUNSET study

  Men Women
European-Dutch South Asian-Surinamese African-Surinamese European-Dutch South Asian-Surinamese African-Surinamese
n (%) 276 (41.3) 162 (24.2) 231 (34.5) 291 (30.4) 208 (21.7) 458 (47.9)
Age, mean (SD) 47.8 (6.7) 44.3 (6.6)* 43.8 (6.3)* 47.4 (6.8) 44.8 (6.6)* 43.5 (5.8)*†
Education
Low, n (%) 80 (29.5) 112 (70.0) 136 (59.6) 111 (38.3) 139 (68.1) 207 (45.8)
High, n (%) 191 (70.5) 48 (30.0) * 92 (40.4) * 179 (61.7) 65 (31.9) * 245 (54.2)
Occupational class
Low, n (%) 111 (40.2) 101 (62.3) 118 (51.1) 119 (40.9) 117 (56.2) 190 (41.5)
High, n (%) 160 (58.0) 45 (27.8) * 83 (35.9) * 162 (55.7) 63 (30.3) * 211 (46.1)
Physical activity (MET hours/week)
in active commuting, median (IQR) 0.0 (0.0-10.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0)* 0.0 (0.0-5.8) 0.0 (0.0-7.4) 0.0 (0.0-5.4) 2.4 (0.0-8.2)
transformed mean (SD) 1.6 (1.9) 0.5 (1.1)* 1.2 (1.5) 1.4 (1.8) 1.1 (1.5) 1.6 (1.7)
in LTPA, median (IQR) 25.5 (10.5-47.6) 20.5 (5.1-39.2) 24.5 (9.4-51.2) 24.5 (11.7-38.5) 16.6 (5.2-30.6) * 19.1 (6.6-42.0)
transformed mean (SD) 5.2 (3.0) 4.4 (3.1)* 5.4 (3.9) 4.8 (2.5) 4.0 (2.7)* 4.5 (3.0)
  1. MET: metabolic equivalent of task. IQR: interquartile range. SD: standard deviation. LTPA: leisure-time physical activity. Bold values represent an overall group difference (chi-square or rank-sum p < 0.05). Bonferroni adjusted group differences (3 comparisons): * different from European-Dutch (p < 0.05). different from South Asian-Surinamese (p < 0.05).