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Table 1 Physical activity and sedentary behaviors at baseline and two-year follow-up: descriptive statistics

From: Longitudinal changes in physical activity and sedentary time in adults around retirement age: what is the moderating role of retirement status, gender and educational level?

  Total group Mean (SD)
n = 446
Retired Mean (SD)
n = 341
Retiring Mean (SD)
n = 105
High education Low education Men Women
Retired Mean (SD)
n = 154
Retiring Mean (SD)
n = 56
Retired Mean (SD)
n = 185
Retiring Mean (SD)
n = 49
Retired Mean (SD)
n = 173
Retiring Mean (SD)
n = 61
Retired Mean (SD)
n = 167
Retiring Mean (SD)
n = 44
Physical Activity (min/week)
 Walking transport
  Baseline 181 (228) 179 (234) 187 (209) 148 (201) 164 (177) 210 (260) 207 (234) 155 (230) 176 (198) 205 (236) 203 (226)
  Two-year follow-up 171 (217) 167 (211) 184 (238) 168 (208) 158 (211) 162 (210) 208 (259) 151 (201) 151 (213) 184 (220) 230 (264)
 Cycling transport
  Baseline 70 (134) 65 (123) 86 (165) 63 (109) 65 (125) 69 (139) 104 (193) 68 (124) 81 (161) 60 (121) 92 (173)
  Two-year follow-up 71 (139) 66 (123) 87 (180) 62 (112) 76 (151) 70 (136) 97 (204) 69 (123) 60 (100) 184 (220) 124 (248)
 MVPA garden
  Baseline 180 (332) 204 (366) 105 (162) 222 (373) 140 (191) 183 (359) 73 (124) 298 (453) 131 (183) 107 (210) 68 (119)
  Two-year follow-up 154 (278) 160 (291) 133 (234) 153 (254) 158 (231) 171 (331) 111 (236) 204 (334) 165 (248) 112 (227) 89 (207)
 Moderate PA household
  Baseline 259 (284) 277 (289) 199 (256) 246 (279) 133 (189) 308 (295) 256 (293) 206 (270) 146 (219) 352 (292) 273 (287)
  Two-year follow-up 248 (282) 256 (283) 223 (279) 245 (278) 172 (249) 266 (286) 269 (299) 192 (256) 154 (234) 322 (295) 320 (310)
 Walking (voluntary) work
  Baseline 47 (136) 31 (106) 97 (197) 25 (96) 67 (173) 39 (119) 123 (215) 40 (120) 91 (200) 23 (90) 104 (196)
  Two-year follow-up 37 (117) 41 (121) 23 (100) 38 (116) 29 (112) 45 (128) 18 (89) 41 (120) 20 (74) 41 (123) 28 (128)
 MVPA (voluntary) work
  Baseline 117 (300) 92 (257) 197 (401) 66 (213) 114 (321) 121 (299) 270 (450) 115 (292) 194 (408) 67 (214) 202 (395)
  Two-year follow-up 96 (257) 105 (267) 66 (218) 89 (238) 40 (177) 126 (300) 88 (248) 122 (290) 72 (202) 88 (242) 57 (241)
 Walking leisure-time
  Baseline 146 (224) 146 (222) 146 (230) 149 (227) 128 (218) 136 (210) 162 (241) 130 (214) 143 (226) 162 (231) 151 (238)
  Two-year follow-up 140 (215) 131 (203) 171 (248) 131 (192) 156 (225) 127 (210) 184 (268) 115 (190) 144 (229) 149 (215) 207 (272)
 Cycling leisure-time
  Baseline 82 (181) 85 (181) 75 (180) 85 (182) 84 (182) 85 (182) 67 (179) 115 (214) 104 (221) 53 (133) 35 (86)
  Two-year follow-up 73 (165) 65 (159) 98 (182) 62 (145) 129 (211) 69 (174) 72 (149) 80 (170) 133 (211) 50 (145) 51 (119)
 MVPA leisure-time
  Baseline 105 (234) 102 (221) 113 (271) 115 (230) 90 (194) 87 (211) 134 (324) 109 (235) 139 (322) 96 (207) 78 (173)
  Two-year follow-up 87 (201) 86 (193) 91 (225) 93 (195) 99 (202) 79 (193) 84 (246) 102 (222) 107 (266) 67 (154) 69 (154)
Sedentary behaviors (min/week)
 Passive transport
  Baseline 418 (437) 416 (436) 426 (445) 377 (374) 456 (473) 445 (470) 399 (422) 461 (451) 517 (491) 370 (417) 299 (339)
  Two-year follow-up 368 (394) 353 (366) 419 (469) 346 (374) 424 (472) 361 (359) 415 (470) 399 (394) 454 (493) 299 (323) 371 (433)
 TV viewing
  Baseline 898 (621) 921 (619) 824 (626) 741 (530) 678 (571) 1137 (649) 952 (648) 892 (641) 809 (708) 947 (595) 845 (497)
  Two-year follow-up 1048 (644) 1055 (656) 1025 (607) 910 (633) 861 (472) 1236 (639) 1169 (676) 1016 (630) 966 (673) 1092 (683) 1107 (495)
 Computer use
  Baseline 505 (526) 523 (499) 447 (606) 531 (472) 535 (747) 517 (531) 371 (441) 630 (564) 489 (631) 413 (395) 390 (572)
  Two-year follow-up 578 (564) 588 (591) 545 (464) 579 (546) 556 (351) 578 (605) 536 (548) 669 (571) 562 (526) 504 (604) 522 (366)
 Sitting during hobby’s
  Baseline 687 (680) 702 (680) 640 (679) 755 (644) 627 (690) 640 (719) 652 (676) 672 (707) 576 (709) 736 (653) 729 (633)
  Two-year follow-up 730 (717) 731 (748) 726 (608) 756 (731) 662 (515) 682 (742) 782 (680) 671 (770) 682 (599) 798 (721) 788 (623)
 Sitting household chores
  Baseline 114 (307) 132 (337) 57 (173) 127 (234) 52 (140) 138 (431) 62 (199) 118 (245) 28 (82) 145 (411) 97 (246)
  Two-year follow-up 124 (323) 137 (353) 83 (195) 132 (318) 71 (168) 146 (393) 94 (217) 130 (327) 78 (192) 145 (379) 90 (200)
 Sitting during meals
  Baseline 667 (320) 673 (316) 648 (331) 645 (267) 634 (335) 702 (357) 659 (330) 622 (287) 641 (358) 727 (336) 656 (294)
  Two-year follow-up 659 (338) 666 (349) 636 (299) 657 (326) 636 (293) 670 (368) 636 (307) 644 (337) 597 (294) 690 (361) 691 (301)
  1. SD standard deviation; MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; PA physical activity