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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and reported sedentary time of the participants (n = 1442) included

From: Characterizing the context of sedentary lifestyles in a representative sample of adults: a cross-sectional study from the physical activity measurement study project

Variables Values Sedentary time, hours
Gender   
 Female, % 50.6 (1.8) 7.5 (0.2)
 Male, % 49.3 (1.8) 7.8 (0.2)
Age (yrs) 46.2 (0.4)  
 20–29 years,% 8.2 (1.0) 6.7 (0.5)
 30–39 years, % 22.4 (1.7) 7.4 (0.3)
 40–49 years, % 34.5 (1.8) 7.7 (0.2)
 50–71 year, % 35.0 (1.5) 8.0 (0.1)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 29.9 (0.3)  
 Normal Weight, % 25.2 (1.6) 7.7 (0.3)
 Overweight, % 32.6 (1.7) 7.7 (0.2)
 Obese, % 42.2 (1.8) 7.7 (0.2)
Ethnicity   
 White, % 88.6 (1.3) 7.7 (0.1)
 Black, % 6.9 (0.9) 8.0 (0.6)
 Other, % 4.5 (1.0) 6.9 (0.8)
Education Background   
 Less than high school, % 3.1 (0.6) 6.6 (0.7)
 High school diploma/some college, % 50.1 (1.8) 7.4 (0.2)
 College/graduate school, % 46.8 (1.8) 8.1 (0.2)
Income Level   
 Less than $25,000, % 13.5 (1.1) 7.8 (0.3)
 From $25,000 up to $75,000, % 43.8 (1.8) 7.2 (0.2)
 More than $75,000, % 42.7 (1.9) 8.1 (0.2)
  1. All values were weighted to account for the complex sampling design. Values in parenthesis represent standard errors unless otherwise indicated