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Table 1 Sociodemographic and health characteristics of sampled participants (n = 40)

From: Assessing and understanding sedentary behaviour in office-based working adults: a mixed-method approach

  n (%)
Mean ± SD age in years 43 ± 9
Ethnicity  
 Chinese 33 (82.5)
 Malay 2 (5.0)
 Indian 3 (7.5)
 Other 2 (5.0)
Gender  
 Male 16 (40)
 Female 24 (60)
Marital Status  
 Single 13 (32.5)
 Married 25 (62.5)
 Divorced 2 (5)
Highest Education  
  < University degree 11 (27.5)
  ≥ University degree 29 (72.5)
Body Mass Indexa in kg/m2:  
 Mean ± SD 25.0 ± 5.0
 Underweight (<18.5) 2 (5.0)
 Normal (18.5–22.9) 18 (45.0)
 Overweight (23–27.4) 10 (25.0)
 Obese (≥27.5) 10 (25.0)
Waist Circumference mean ± SD in cm:  
 Male 92.1 ± 11.2
 Female 78.3 ± 10.3
Waist-to-Hip Ratioa:  
 Male: <0.9, Female:<0.8 15 (37.5)
 Male: ≥0.9, Female: ≥0.8 25 (62.5)
Self-reported health status  
 High cholesterol 10 (25)
 Hypertension 5 (13)
 Diabetes 0 (0)
  1. acut-offs for Asian populations