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Table 1 Work-related sitting time during weekdays, for all and stratified by gender (* = p < .05)

From: Socio-demographic, behavioural and cognitive correlates of work-related sitting time in German men and women

  All (n = 1515) Men (n = 747) Women (n = 768)  
  Work-related sitting time (min/day) median (25th percentile; 75th percentile) Work-related sitting time (min/day) median (25th percentile; 75th percentile) Work-related sitting time (min/day) median (25th percentile; 75th percentile) p-value between gender
All 120 (28; 300) (n = 1515) 120 (30; 300) (n = 747) 150 (15; 300) (n = 768) .66
Age
18–29 years 120 (30; 360) (n = 225) 120 (30; 270) (n = 142) 240 (0; 372) (n = 83) .10
30–45 years 180 (30; 360) (n = 573) 179 (30; 390) (n = 249) 180 (25; 300) (n = 324) .44
46–65 years 120 (7; 270) (n = 717) 120 (3; 300) (n = 356) 120 (10; 240) (n = 361) .85
Education level
No graduation 0 (0; 19) (n = 6) 150 (n = 1) 0 (0; 0) (n = 5) .03*
10 years 60 (0; 240) (n = 416) 30 (0; 120) (n = 209) 60 (0; 240) (n = 207) .06
12 years 120 (30; 270) (n = 584) 120 (30; 240) (n = 260) 120 (12; 300) (n = 323) .73
13 years 180 (30; 360) (n = 218) 180 (20; 360) (n = 115) 180 (59; 360) (n = 104) .18
University degree 300 (120; 420) (n = 279) 300 (123; 420) (n = 150) 240 (113; 420) (n = 129) .49
Income groups Household net income/month
<1500€ 60 (0; 198) (n = 317) 60 (0; 180) (n = 130) 59 (0; 240) (n = 188) .60
1500–2499€ 120 (16; 300) (n = 518) 120 (15; 300) (n = 260) 179 (22; 300) (n = 258) .20
>2.500€ 180 (60; 360) (n = 531) 180 (60; 360) (n = 292) 180 (60; 360) (n = 239) .86
Beliefs: ‘Sitting for long periods does not matter to me’
Strongly disagree 60 (0; 240) (n = 348) 60 (11; 180) (n = 131) 90 (0; 300) (n = 217) .20
Disagree 180 (30; 360) (n = 314) 179 (24; 300) (n = 162) 180 (60; 360) (n = 151) .16
Undecided 180 (15; 300) (n = 352) 180 (30; 331) (n = 172) 180 (5; 300) (n = 181) .63
Agree 180 (30; 339) (n = 247) 120 (30; 300) (n = 155) 225 (30; 360) (n = 92) .30
Strongly agree 120 (5; 300) (n = 255) 120 (29; 365) (n = 126) 120 (5; 240) (n = 129) .21
Beliefs: ‘When I sit for hours, I feel uncomfortable’
Strongly agree 120 (5; 240) (n = 641) 120 (30; 240) (n = 256) 94 (0; 240) (n = 385) .34
Agree 180 (30; 360) (n = 343) 180 (15; 360) (n = 187) 240 (60; 383) (n = 157) .01*
Undecided 180 (51; 300) (n = 234) 180 (30; 300) (n = 129) 148 (60; 300) (n = 105) .78
Disagree 60 (0; 300) (n = 158) 60 (0; 360) (n = 93) 98 (15; 240) (n = 64) .52
Strongly disagree 120 (5; 299) (n = 133) 76 (5; 384) (n = 81) 180 (5; 240) (n = 53) .81