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Table 1 Participant characteristics by gender (mean (SD), % or median (IQR))

From: Excessive sitting at work and at home: Correlates of occupational sitting and TV viewing time in working adults

  Total sample (n = 1,235) Women (n = 466) Men (n = 769) p
Socio-demographic attributes
Age (years) 53.3 (7.2) 52.9 (6.8) 53.6 (7.4) 0.076
Education     p < 0.001
  High school or less 24.4 30.5 20.7  
  Technical/vocational 43.1 34.6 48.2  
  Bachelor’s degree or higher 32.6 35.0 31.1  
Marital status     p < 0.001
  De facto/married 81.9 72.5 87.7  
  Separated/divorced/widowed 11.9 20.2 6.9  
  Single 6.2 7.3 5.5  
Child(ren) in the household     
  Yes, % 48.1 45.3 49.8 0.123
Occupation     p < 0.001
  Professional/managerial 56.6 53.7 58.4  
  White collar/administrative 21.9 40.1 10.9  
  Blue collar 21.5 6.2 30.7  
Annual gross household income     p < 0.001
  Less than $60,000 16.0 21.2 12.9  
  $60,000-$125,000 40.4 37.8 42.0  
  $125,000+ 39.9 36.3 42.1  
  Don’t know/Preferred not to say 3.6 4.7 3.0  
Average weekday hours worked 8.0 (8.0, 10.0) 8.0 (7.6, 9.0) 8.4 (8.0, 10.0) p < 0.001
Health-related factors
Leisure-time physical activity (min/week) - median (IQR) 240 (90, 500) 210 (60, 420) 270 (95, 540) 0.004
Physical activity guidelines     0.068
  Sufficiently active, % 64.8 61.6 66.7  
  Insufficiently active, % 35.2 38.4 33.3  
Smoking status     0.055
  Current smoker, % 6.2 4.3 7.3  
  Ex-smoker, % 32.4 31.1 33.2  
  Non-smoker, % 61.5 64.6 59.6  
BMI (kg/m2) 27.9 (5.0) 27.5 (5.7) 28.2 (4.4) 0.034
  Normal, % 29.4 39.1 23.5 p < 0.001
  Overweight, % 43.6 32.4 50.3  
  Obese, % 27.0 28.5 26.1  
Energy intake (kJ/day) 7036.5 (5367.8, 9091.6) 5661.3 (4552.1, 7014.3) 8083.1 (6370.9, 9989.7) p < 0.001
Alcohol consumption (g/day) 9.7 (2.1, 23.6) 5.3 (1.2, 15.1) 13.7 (3.2, 30.0) p < 0.001
  ≤10 50.9 64.8 42.4  
  >10- ≤ 20 18.0 16.7 18.7  
  >20 31.2 18.5 38.9  
Sitting time
Weekday work sitting time (hours/day) 6.0 (3.0, 7.6) 6.0 (2.8, 7.5) 6.0 (3.0, 7.6) 0.924
TV viewing time (hours/day) 1.4 (0.7, 2.1) 1.3 (0.7, 2.0) 1.6 (0.9, 2.3) p < 0.001