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Table 1 Characteristics of the Danish blue-collar workers included in the statistical analysis

From: Are temporal patterns of sitting associated with obesity among blue-collar workers? A cross sectional study using accelerometers

Variables Number Percent Mean SD
Age (years) 205   44.8 9.7
Gender     
Males 120 59   
Females 85 41   
Influence at work in 0–100 % 203   44.0 23.5
Alcohol (number of units/week)a 201   1.5 2.5
Smokers 84 43   
Poor dietary habits [1(daily)-4(rarely)] 202   2.6 0.9
Daily 28 14   
3–4 times/week 54 27   
1–2 times/week 85 42   
Rarely 35 17   
BMI (kg/m2) 205   26.4 5.0
Fat percentage 201   25.4 9.9
Waist circumference (cm) 205   92.5 13.6
MVPA (h/day) 205   2.0 0.8
Total measured time (h/day) 205   16.7 1.5
Valid days of measurements 205   2.5 1.1
Total sitting time in whole day (h/day) 205   8.4 2.4
LB in whole day (h/day) 205   3.2 1.8
MB in whole day (h/day) 205   4.1 1.2
BB in whole day (h/day) 205   1.2 0.6
Total sitting time during work (h/day) 205   3.1 1.5
LB during work (h/day) 205   0.6 0.8
MB during work (h/day) 205   1.9 0.9
BB during work (h/day) 205   0.7 0.4
Total sitting time during leisure (h/day) 198   5.8 1.9
LB during leisure (h/day) 198   2.9 1.6
MB during leisure (h/day) 198   2.4 0.9
BB during leisure (h/day) 198   0.6 0.3
  1. BMI body mass index, MVPA moderate-vigorous physical activity, M mean, SD standard deviation, M mean
  2. athe alcohol intake is the average of number of units consumed per day on working and non-working days; LB = long sitting bouts (>30 mins), MB = moderate sitting bouts (>5 and ≤30 mins), BB = brief sitting bouts (≤5 mins)