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Table 1 Characteristics of participants overall and by quartile of work-related physical activity

From: Association of work-related and leisure-time physical activity with workplace food purchases, dietary quality, and health of hospital employees

 Work-related physical activity quartiles
VariableTotal
N = 602
Q1 (lowest)
N = 174
0 met-hours per week
Q2
N = 127
1–14
met-hours per week
Q3
N = 151
14–51
met-hours per week
Q4 (highest)
N = 150
52–254
met-hours per week
 M (SD)
Age (years)43.6 (12.2)45.2 (12.0)43.9 (12.5)43.5 (12.2)41.7 (12.2)
N (%)
Gender
 Male124 (20.6)29 (16.7)17 (13.4)37 (24.5)41 (27.3)
 Female478 (79.4)145 (83.3)110 (86.6)114 (75.5)109 (72.7)
Race
 White488 (81.1)137 (78.7)101 (79.5)127 (84.1)123 (82.0)
 Black54 (9.0)16 (9.2)15 (11.8)12 (8.0)11 (7.3)
 Asian27 (4.5)10 (5.8)8 (6.3)4 (2.7)5 (3.3)
 Other/Not reported33 (5.5)11 (6.3)3 (2.4)8 (5.3)11 (7.3)
Ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic/Latino/a556 (92.4)162 (93.1)116 (91.3)142 (94.0)136 (90.7)
 Hispanic/Latino/a34 (5.6)9 (5.2)8 (6.3)7 (4.6)10 (6.7)
 Not reported12 (2.0)3 (1.7)3 (2.4)2 (1.3)4 (2.7)
Job Type
 Administrative/Service84 (14.0)34 (19.5)19 (15.0)12 (8.0)19 (12.7)
  Craft/Technicians67 (11.1)16 (9.2)8 (6.3)13 (8.6)30 (20.0)
  Management/ Professionals377 (62.6)100 (57.5)74 (58.3)106 (70.2)97 (64.7)
  MDs/PhDs74 (12.3)24 (13.8)26 (20.5)20 (13.3)4 (2.7)
Education Level
 High School/Some College75 (12.5)30 (17.2)10 (7.9)14 (9.3)21 (14.0)
 College Degree240 (39.9)56 (32.2)44 (34.6)60 (39.7)80 (53.3)
 Graduate Degree284 (47.2)88 (50.6)73 (57.5)76 (50.3)47 (31.3)
 Not reported3 (0.5)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (0.7)2 (1.3)
Current Smoker17 (2.8)3 (1.7)2 (1.6)6 (4.0)6 (4.0)