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Table 1 Mean ± SD and change from initial cohort for physical activity and sitting for staff of the follow-up cohort

From: Time kinetics of physical activity, sitting, and quality of life measures within a regional workplace: a cross–sectional analysis

  Follow-up cohort MD
Academic (n = 96) Professional (n = 213) All (n = 309) Academic (n = 106) Professional (n = 158) All (n = 264)
Work (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 60 ± 177 63 ± 177 62 ± 176 −160 −76 −112
 Moderate activity 223 ± 1143 139 ± 592* 167 ± 817 136 −3 49
 Vigorous activity 214 ± 875 184 ± 900 194 ± 891 111 −2 43
 Total 496 ± 1885 386 ± 1438 423 ± 1599 87 −81 −20
Transport (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 86 ± 136 128 ± 275 114 ± 238 −205 −249 −227
 Cycling 236 ± 633 193 ± 713 207 ± 687 3 −124 −74
 Total 322 ± 656 321 ± 765 321 ± 732 −202 −373†† −301††
Yard/garden (MET-minutes per week)       
 Vigorous yard chores 326 ± 643 556 ± 951* 480 ± 867 15 −9 23
 Moderate yard chores 460 ± 667 672 ± 796* 602 ± 761 −1 207 139
 Moderate inside chores 326 ± 563 512 ± 618* 450 ± 606 −6 95 69
 Total 1095 ± 1327 1698 ± 1656* 1500 ± 1581 −9 251 199
Leisure (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 394 ± 467 323 ± 445 347 ± 453 39 29 27
 Moderate activity 289 ± 369 329 ± 486 315 ± 450 100 84 94
 Vigorous activity 144 ± 296 186 ± 363 172 ± 342 −594†† −472†† −520††
 Total 827 ± 764 838 ± 940 834 ± 884 −455†† −359†† −399††
Total physical activity (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 540 ± 510 514 ± 589 522 ± 563 −326†† −297†† −312††
 Moderate activity 1859 ± 2182 2400 ± 2008* 2220 ± 2080 246 250 298
 Vigorous activity 358 ± 913 370 ± 981 366 ± 958 −483†† −475†† −477††
 All 2757 ± 2922 3284 ± 2780 3109 ± 2848 −563†† −522†† −491††
Sitting (minutes)
 Total per week 3214 ± 1041 2988 ± 965 3064 ± 995 210†† 229†† 201††
 Total per day 459 ± 148 427 ± 138 438 ± 142 30 33 29
  1. MD absolute mean difference from initial cohort
  2. *p < 0.05 vs. academic; p < 0.05 & ††p < 0.01 vs. initial cohort