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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants according to time spent on moderate and vigorous activity

From: Physical activity, obesity and sedentary behaviour and the risks of colon and rectal cancers in the 45 and up study

  Moderate (%) Vigorous (%)
Characteristic 0 > 0–149 min ≥ 150 min Unknown 0 > 0- < 74 min ≥ 75 min Unknown
Total 11,727 47,304 159,715 7838 98,308 35,293 53,120 39,863
Male 5559 (47.4%) 23,621 (49.9%) 72,004 (45.1%) 3471 (44.3%) 42,526 (43.3%) 18,201 (51.6%) 26,637 (50.1%) 17,291 (43.4%)
Mean Age 64.8 62.2 62.9 65.0 64.0 60.4 59.5 68.2
Education
 University degree or higher 913 (16.9%) 6601 (28.4%) 19,053 (26.8%) 506 (15.3%) 9762 (23.3%) 5820 (32.3%) 8961 (34.0%) 2530 (15.1%)
Region of birth
 Australia 4035 (72.6%) 16,787 (71.1%) 52,792 (73.3%) 2445 (70.4%) 30,882 (72.6%) 13,472 (74.0%) 19,593 (73.6%) 12,112 (70.1%)
Smoking status
 Current 1118 (20.3%) 3498 (14.9%) 9353 (13.1%) 578 (16.8%) 6676 (15.8%) 2273 (12.6%) 3068 (11.6%) 2530 (14,7%)
Alcohol consumption (drinks/week)
 14 or more 1336 (24.6%) 5695 (24.5%) 21,750 (30.5%) 853 (26.2%) 11,703 (27.8%) 5046 (28.0%) 7873 (29.8%) 5012 (30.1%)
Adherence to fruit and vegetable guidelines
 No 4638 (85.0%) 19,632 (84.6%) 56,917 (80.0%) 2717 (81.0%) 34,749 (82.8%) 14,809 (82.5%) 20,929 (79.6%) 13,417 (79.2%)
Consumption of processed meat (servings/week)
 2 or more 2270 (40.8%) 9284 (39.3%) 29,172 (40.5%) 1219 (35.1%) 17,793 (41.8%) 7253 (39.9%) 10,333 (38.8%) 6566 (38.0%)
Intake of red meat (servings/week)
 4 or more 2389 (45.0%) 9583 (41.9%) 31,206 (44.4%) 1393 (43.3%) 18,841 (45.5%) 7709 (43.4%) 10,544 (40.5%) 7477 (45.5%)
Consumption of fibre (servings/week)
 21 or more 1227 (22.9%) 5872 (25.6%) 23,162 (32.9%) 876 (27.3%) 12,375 (29.8%) 5270 (29.6%) 8361 (32.0%) 5131 (31.2%)
Diabetes Mellitus
 Yes 1192 (21.4%) 3572 (15.1%) 9009 (12.5%) 537 (15.5%) 6973 (16.4%) 1878 (10.3%) 2358 (8.9%) 3101 (17.9%)
Aspirin Use
 Yes 1507 (27.1%) 5632 (23.8%) 17,795 (24.7%) 797 (23.0%) 11,351 (26.7%) 3944 (21.7%) 5223 (19.6%) 5213 (30.2%)
History of colorectal testing
 Never 2974 (54.9%) 11,718 (50.9%) 32,586 (46.1%) 1809 (54.8%) 20,141 (48.3%) 8489 (47.5%) 12,515 (47.8%) 7942 (47.5%)
Parental history of CRC
 Yes 524 (9.4%) 2328 (9.8%) 7460 (10.4%) 284 (8.2%) 4171 (9.8%) 1964 (10.8%) 2893 (10.9%) 1568 (9.1%)