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Table 4 Distribution of objectively assessed physical activity components in young to middle aged adult Barbadians

From: A cross-sectional study of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in a Caribbean population: combining objective and questionnaire data to guide future interventions

  Women   Men   Overall  
Coefficient 95 % CI Coefficient 95 % CI Coefficient 95 % CI
Educationa
 PAEE (kJ/kg/day) −0.9 (−3.9,2.1) −4.2 (−9.7,1.3) −1.8 (−4.6,−0.9)
 Sedentary time (hours/day) 0.6 (0.1,1.0) 0.7 (0.2,1.3) 0.7 (0.3,1.1)
 Time spent in light activity (hours/day) −0.4 (−0.7,0.0) −0.2 (−0.6,0.2) −0.3 (−0.5,0.0)
 Time spent in moderate-to-vigorous activity (minutes/day) −6.7 (−15.5,2.2) −19.5 (−40.8,1.7) −10.2 (−19.9,−0.5)
Occupationb
 PAEE (kJ/kg/day) −0.1 (−0.5,0.2) −3.2 (−8.1,1.7) −3.3 (−5.6,−1.0)
 Sedentary time (hrs/day) 0.6 (0.1,1.0) 0.1 (−0.4,0.7) 0.5 (0.1,0.8)
 Time spent in light activity (hrs/day) −0.4 (−0.7,0.0) −0.1 (−0.5,0.2) −0.3 (−0.5,−0.1)
 Time spent in moderate-to-vigorous activity (minutes/day) −10.8 (−18.8,−2.7) −18.0 (−36.2,−0.2) −11.7 (−20.4,−3.0)
  1. aRegression coefficient is the median change in the PA component as education category increases from lowest to highest, after controlling for age and sex. There are four education categories: level 1 had not completed secondary school; level 2 completed secondary school; level 3 had technical, trade or teacher education; and level 4 had university education (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  2. bRegression coefficient is the median change in the PA component as occupation category increases from lowest to highest, after controlling for age and sex. There are three occupation groups : group 1 (routine/manual) consisted of skilled agricultural, craft/elementary workers, and machine operators; group 2 (intermediate) comprised technical, clerical and service employees; and group 3 (professional) consisted of managers and professionals