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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, Body Mass Index, sitting time and physical activity by sex among a cohort of Mexican American adults over age 18 (N=11,268)

From: Sitting time and health outcomes among Mexican origin adults: obesity as a mediator

  N Total men women pa
Participants (%) 11,268   18.9 81.1 <.001
Age in Years (Mean, SD) 11,268 40.0 (13.5) 41.6 (14.7) 39.6 (13.2) <.001
Proportion of life lived in the U.S. (%) 11,268 52.2 58.1 50.8 <.001
Currently Employed (%) 10,688 41.1 70.3 34.1 <.001
High school or less (%) 11,242 51.7 50.9 51.8 .438
Health outcomes
BMI (Mean, SD) 10,822 30.25 (6.40) 29.41 (5.48) 30.21 (6.56) <.001
Obese (%) 10,822 45.5 38.9 45.9 <.001
Overweight, not obese (%) 10,822 35.3 42.6 33.1 <.001
Diabetes (%) 11,268 12.1 13.0 11.9 .144
Hypertension (%) 11,268 16.4 16.4 16.6 .875
Hypercholesterolemia (%) 11,268 16.2 18.4 15.7 .002
Family History
Diabetes (%) 11,268 38.5 34.3 39.5 <.001
Hypertension (%) 11,268 30.9 21.9 33.0 <.001
Hypercholesterolemia (%) 11,268 12.8 7.6 14.0 <.001
Sitting hrs/day (Mean, SD) 11,256 3.69 (2.39) 3.90 (2.69) 3.64 (2.32) <.001
Sitting mins/day (Mean, SD) 11,256 221.4 (143.5) 234.0 (161.4) 218.4 (138.9) <.001
Strenuous PA min/day (Mean, SD) 11,126 7.2 (21.6) 21.0 (35.4) 3.70 (15.0) <.001
Moderate PA min/day (Mean, SD) 11,090 10.2 (22.8) 15.5 (29.4) 8.8 (21.0) <.001
Light PA min/day (Mean, SD) 11,197 50.4 (35.4) 29.5 (35.4) 55.2 (33.9) <.001
  1. a p-value based on either independent samples’ t-tests for continuous variables or chi-square tests for proportions.