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Table 2 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
Male (n = 98) Female (n = 233) Male (n = 73) Female (n = 130)
Work (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 91 ± 216 50 ± 157* −59 −135
 Moderate activity 197 ± 780 156 ± 837 70 43
 Vigorous activity 216 ± 1014 186 ± 839 −88 113
 Total 503 ± 1530 393 ± 1635** −79 21
Transport (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 141 ± 282 103 ± 218 −216 −229
 Cycling 321 ± 739 161 ± 663* 40 −120
 Total 463 ± 776 263 ± 709* −176 −351††
Yard/garden (MET-minutes per week)
 Vigorous yard chores 518 ± 753 468 ± 914 −32 58
 Moderate yard chores 481 ± 639 657 ± 803* 107 148
 Moderate inside chores 223 ± 285 548 ± 677** −18 96
 Total 1185 ± 1316 1644 ± 1664** 20 274
Leisure (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 297 ± 400 368 ± 475 12 30
 Moderate activity 388 ± 522 283 ± 415* 212 39
 Vigorous activity 206 ± 383 160 ± 325 −651†† −448††
 Total 890 ± 904 811 ± 880 −428†† −379††
Total physical activity (MET-minutes per week)
 Walking 529 ± 551 521 ± 571 −263 −335††
 Moderate activity 2127 ± 1680 2273 ± 2232 377†† 264
 Vigorous activity 421 ± 1076 346 ± 909 −741†† −336††
 Physical activity 3077 ± 2387 3140 ± 3030 −628†† −406††
Sitting (minutes)
 Total per week 3101 ± 1123 3052 ± 938 232†† 192
 Total per day 443 ± 161 436 ± 134 33 27
  1. MD absolute mean difference from initial cohort
  2. *p < 0.05 & **p < 0.01 vs. male; p < 0.05 & ††p < 0.01 vs. initial cohort