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Table 2 Demographic and self-reported activity data of participants

From: Physical activity in paid work time for desk-based employees: a qualitative study of employers’ and employees’ perspectives

CharacteristicsTotal
Age years, M ± SD (min to max)42.9 ± 11.2 (24 to 58)
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation quintiles, (n = 21) n (%)
 1 (0–20%) most deprived2 (10)
 2 (20–40%)3 (15)
 3 (40–60%)0 (0)
 4 (60–80%)8 (40)
 5 (80–100%) least deprived8 (40)
Ethnic backgroundn (%)
 Other3 (11)
 White Scottish24 (89)
Qualificationn (%)
 University or higher22 (81)
 Certificate/diploma/trade4 (15)
 No formal qualification1 (4)
Employment statusn (%)
 Full time22 (81)
 Part time5 (19)
Hours worked hrs/week, M ± SD (min to max)35.9 ± 8.3 (14 to 60)
Days worked days/week, M ± SD (min tomax)4.7 ± 0.7 (2 to 5)
Office layoutn (%)
 Open plan23 (85)
 Own office4 (15)
Flexible workingn (%)
 Yes18 (67)
 No9 (33)
Line management responsibilitiesn (%)
 Yes2 (7)
 No25 (93)
Activity at work % of work hours
 Sitting87
 Standing7
 Walking6
 Heavy labour0
Time spent sitting at work hrs/week, M ± SD (min to max)31.4 ± 7.9 (10 to 48)
Leisure time physical activity hrs per week, M ± SD (min to max)3.1 ± 3.5 (0 to 16)
 Achieving > 2.5 h leisure time physical activity per week n (%)14 (52)
 Achieving < 2.5 h leisure time physical activity per week n (%)13 (48)
  1. Based on n = 27 unless otherwise stated
  2. NA not applicable