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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study participants (n = 198)

From: Workers’ physical activity data contribute to estimating maximal oxygen consumption: a questionnaire study to concurrently assess workers’ sedentary behavior and cardiorespiratory fitness

 Women (n = 93)Men (n = 105)P
Age, years46.7 ± 7.547.1 ± 7.10.68
Height, cm158.8 ± 5.2171.2 ± 5.6< 0.01
Body weight, kg54.2 ± 8.168.7 ± 9.1< 0.01
BMI21.5 ± 2.923.4 ± 2.9< 0.01
WG, cm75.8 ± 8.982.9 ± 8.3< 0.01
%Fat29.0 ± 5.622.5 ± 5.3< 0.01
VO2max, ml·kg-1·min-135.0 ± 5.541.4 ± 6.2< 0.01
Sitting time obtained using m-WLAQ
 During commuting time, min·d-112 ± 1816 ± 210.23
 During working time, min·d-1382 ± 147435 ± 1620.02
 During leisure time on workday, min·d-1241 ± 103183 ± 85< 0.01
 During non-work day, min·d-1513 ± 166566 ± 1920.04
 Total, min·d-11148 ± 2601200 ± 3060.20
Participants’ occupations, n (%)
 Clerical job62 (66.7)35 (33.3)< 0.01
 Sales and marketing19 (20.4)36 (34.3)
 Driver/Cleaner/Plant worker1 (1.1)7 (6.7)
 Medical profession/Teacher6 (6.5)4 (3.8)
 Engineer/Researcher5 (5.4)23 (21.9)
  1. Values are presented as mean ± standard deviation or n (%). BMI body mass index, m-WLAQ modified Worker’s Living Activity-time Questionnaire, VO2max maximal oxygen consumption, WG waist girth. P values show the results of group difference analyses