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Table 2 Characteristics of study sample by gender

From: Work engagement and its association with occupational sitting time: results from the Stormont study

Characteristic Men (n = 1945) Women (n = 2491)
Mean occupational sitting (s.d) 362.4 (2.5)
n (%)
385.7 (1.9)
n (%)
Age
18-29 years 151 (7.8) 240 (9.6)
30-39 years 429 (22.1) 626 (25.1)
40-49 years 587 (30.2) 832 (33.4)
50-59 years 662 (34.0) 738 (29.6)
60-70 years 116 (6.0) 55 (2.2)
BMI
Normal weight 557 (28.7) 1048 (42.2)
Overweight 940 (48.5) 834 (33.6)
Obese 442 (22.8) 603 (24.3)
Meets PA guidelines 464 (23.9) 426 (17.1)
Smoking (yes) 268 (13.8) 305 (12.3)
Married/cohabiting (yes) 1417 (72.9) 1674 (67.2)
Dependents (yes) 1170 (60.2) 1511 (60.7)
Education
Up to general school certificate 269 (13.9) 643 (25.8)
A level (qualifications at end of college) 675 (34.8) 756 (30.3)
Degree level 403 (20.8) 477 (19.1)
Higher degree (e.g. MSc, PhD) 594 (30.6) 598 (24.0)
Job grade
≥Senior civil servant/principal 213 (11.0) 176 (7.1)
Deputy principal 346 (17.8) 318 (12.8)
Staff officer 452 (23.2) 446 (17.9)
Executive officer 573 (29.5) 830 (33.3)
Administrative 315 (16.2) 690 (27.7)
Other 46 (2.4) 31 (1.2)
Working hours
Full time (≥ 37.5 hours a week) 1857 (95.0) 1825 (73.3)
Part time (less than 37.5 hours a week) 98 (5.0) 666 (26.7)
  1. Abbreviations: PA, physical activity. Definition of categories: PA guidelines = participating in at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on ≥5 days; BMI categories: normal weight = BMI <25, overweight = BMI 25-29.9, obese = BMI ≥ -30. Part-time hours = less than 37.5 hours, full-time = 37.5 hours or more.