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Table 2 Participant characteristics and description of overall time-use from each instrument: study

From: Use of previous-day recalls of physical activity and sedentary behavior in epidemiologic studies: results from four instruments

  ACT24: PA PAR: IA MARCA: AU cpar24: DE
Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
Sample size (N) 508 512 615 853 1018 1289 1874 1617
Participant Characteristics
 Age (yrs) 63.9 (5.8) 62.3 (6.1) 48.1 (13.1) 51.3 (11.9) 34.0 (21.2) 32.6 (19.0) 49.8 (12.4) 48.6 (12.2)
 Height (cm) 176.3 (6.7) 162.7 (6.1) 177.1 (7.1) 162.8 (7.0) 177.9 (7.3) 164.8 (6.9) 178.5 (7.0) 165.2 (6.5)
 Weight (kg) 88.3 (15.1) 73.4 (14.2) 94.9 (21.4) 81.6 (21.7) 78.3 (15.6) 64.5 (14.6) 86.4 (14.7) 70.3 (14.6)
 BMI (kg/m2) 28.4 (4.2) 27.7 (4.9) 30.3 (6.5) 30.9 (8.2) 24.9 (4.0) 24.3 (5.4) 27.1 (4.4) 25.8 (5.3)
 Obese (%) 29 32 44 45 10 14 21 19
Overall Time-use, by Category (hrs/d)
 In-bed/sleep 7.9 (1.0) 8.1 (1.1) 7.9 (1.8) 8.1 (1.8) 8.5 (2.1) 8.6 (2.0) 8.2 (1.8) 8.4 (1.5)
 Out-bed/waking 16.1 (1.0) 15.9 (1.1) 16.1 (1.8) 15.9 (1.8) 15.5 (2.1) 15.4 (2.0) 15.8 (1.8) 15.6 (1.5)
Waking day
 Personal care 2.3 (0.8) 2.2 (0.8) 1.6 (0.9) 1.8 (0.9) 1.9 (1.1) 2.1 (0.9) 2.3 (1.1) 2.4 (1.0)
 Paid work/school 2.2 (2.6) 2.0 (2.5) 4.3 (4.3) 3.3 (4.1) 3.7 (3.5) 3.7 (3.4) 4.0 (4.1) 2.6 (3.5)
 Household chores/caring 2.9 (1.8) 3.7 (1.9) 3.9 (3.3) 5.1 (3.4) 1.6 (1.9) 2.2 (2.2) 2.1 (2.2) 3.8 (2.5)
 Transportation 1.5 (0.9) 1.3 (0.8) 1.3 (1.2) 1.1 (0.9) 1.8 (1.5) 1.8 (1.4) 1.5 (1.6) 1.4 (1.4)
 Leisure-time 6.9 (2.4) 6.2 (2.2) 4.9 (3.3) 4.5 (2.9) 6.2 (3.3) 5.7 (3.0) 5.7 (2.9) 5.5 (2.5)
  1. Values are mean (SD) and percentage (%)