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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of sedentary behaviour (>4h30min/day) in European Union (EU) countries adults between 2002 and 2017

From: Changes in sedentary behaviour in European Union adults between 2002 and 2017

Sample 2002 2005 2013 2017 2002–2017
Sample SB (%) 95% CI Sample SB (%) 95% CI Sample SB (%) 95% CI Sample SB (%) 95% CI χ2 p-value
EUc,d n = 15,363 49.3 48.4–50.1 n = 26,413 47.7 47.1–48.3 n = 26,988 51.6 51.0–52.2 n = 27,240 54.3 53.7–54.9 683,096 <  0.001
Age Group
 18–24 n = 1841 57.3 55.0–59.7 n = 2642 60.1 58.2–62.0 n = 2238 57.5 55.5–59.6 n = 1842 58.0 55.5–60.2 53,100 <  0.001
 25-34d n = 2758 47.0 45.2–48.8 n = 4185 47.5 46.1–49.0 n = 3793 48.9 47.1–50.4 n = 3503 50.5 48.9–52.2 98,418 <  0.001
 35-44c,d n = 2996 43.7 41.9–45.5 n = 4828 43.6 42.2–45.0 n = 4467 48.1 46.7–49.5 n = 4316 50.4 48.9–51.8 123,955 <  0.001
 45-54d n = 2549 46.4 44.6–48.5 n = 4461 45.1 43.6–46.6 n = 4835 49.1 47.8–50.6 n = 4613 51.7 50.2–53.2 96,233 <  0.001
 55-64d n = 2267 47.6 45.7–49.8 n = 4486 44.5 43.1–45.9 n = 5013 49.6 48.2–50.9 n = 5019 53.2 51.9–54.7 136,982 <  0.001
 65 years and olderd n = 2952 55.8 54.1–57.5 n = 5811 50.2 48.9–51.5 n = 6642 56.8 55.6–57.9 n = 7947 59.4 58.3–60.4 266,122 <  0.001
Countries
 Austriac,d n = 979 40.0 37.0–43.3 n = 981 55.4 52.4–58.4 n = 1006 59.2 56.0–62.1 n = 1011 63.1 59.9–66.1 276,263 <  0.001
 Belgiumd n = 1065 47.8 44.7–50.8 n = 964 54.6 51.1–57.6 n = 1047 55.7 52.5–58.7 n = 985 58.7 55.7–61.6 193,779 <  0.001
 Bulgariac,d     n = 953 43.2 39.9–46.3 n = 1007 57.9 54.8–60.9 n = 1015 55.7 52.6–58.9 61,226 <  0.001
 Croatiac     n = 966 48.2 44.9–51.1 n = 992 55.1 52.1–58.3 n = 1018 51.2 47.9–54.3 9977 0.041
 Cyprus     n = 473 52.9 48.4–57.3 n = 483 52.0 47.6–56.3 n = 487 47.4 42.7–51.7 68,164 <  0.001
 Czech Republic     n = 995 58.0 55.1–61.2 n = 998 59.5 56.5–62.4 n = 1011 62.1 59.3–64.9 71,718 <  0.001
 Denmarkc n = 988 67.1 64.1–69.9 n = 1011 63.6 60.5–66.7 n = 992 71.7 68.9–74.4 n = 996 67.3 64.3–70.4 52,219 <  0.001
 Estoniad     n = 955 52.0 49.0–55.3 n = 993 55.7 52.4–58.8 n = 986 60.8 57.9–63.8 43,981 <  0.001
 Finlanda,c n = 977 61.4 58.5–64.6 n = 982 52.2 49.6–55.4 n = 954 61.5 58.2–64.5 n = 1008 53.0 50.0–55.9 48,861 <  0.001
 Francec,d n = 1011 43.3 40.5–46.3 n = 986 40.7- 37.7–43.7 n = 1002 49.1 45.8–52.0 n = 991 51.0 47.6–54.2 66,148 <  0.001
 Germanyd n = 1991 50.0 48.0–52.3 n = 1512 50.6 48.1–53.2 n = 1566 51.3 48.9–53.8 n = 1577 53.7 51.0–56.2 148,307 <  0.001
 Great Britainc,d n = 984 43.5 40.2–46.9 n = 989 46.9 43.7–50.1 n = 975 56.4 53.3–59.5 n = 1015 53.3 50.3–56.2 166,157 <  0.001
 Greeced n = 969 48.4 45.3–51.9 n = 979 69.8 66.9–72.8 n = 975 55.9 52.8–59.3 n = 979 63.7 60.6–66.4 121,256 <  0.001
 Hungaryd     n = 990 37.2 34.1–40.3 n = 997 38.8 35.9–41.8 n = 1033 46.7 43.6–49.5 31,043 <  0.001
 Italya,d n = 995 53.7 50.8–56.7 n = 969 43.7 40.5–46.5 n = 1009 43.3 40.3–46.3 n = 1026 53.8 50.9–56.8 47,827 <  0.001
 Irelandd n = 955 40.3 37.4–43.6 n = 968 37.9 34.8–40.9 n = 979 42.3 39.2–45.7 n = 985 47.7 44.7–50.8 143,304 <  0.001
 Latviac     n = 933 42.7 39.4–45.8 n = 979 50.8 47.8–53.8 n = 971 49.2 46.0–52.5 30,446 <  0.001
 Lithuaniac,d     n = 958 35.8 32.8–38.8 n = 980 51.9 48.8–55.0 n = 998 50.0 47.1–53.3 216,693 <  0.001
 Maltad     n = 483 29.0 25.3–33.3 n = 496 35.9 31.7–39.9 n = 500 47.2 42.6–51.6 91,250 <  0.001
 Luxembourg n = 580 49.8 45.5–54.0 n = 472 48.1 43.6–52.5 n = 490 52.9 48.6–57.6 n = 485 52.4 47.8–56.9 33,608 <  0.001
 Polandc     n = 950 52.2 48.9–55.4 n = 986 43.4 40.5–46.7 n = 981 45.5 42.3–48.5 41,338 <  0.001
 Portugald n = 949 31.0 28.0–33.9 n = 968 24.9 22.1–27.4 n = 1037 34.1 31.3–36.9 n = 1068 44.3 41.4–47.2 156,497 <  0.001
 Romaniad     n = 960 28.7 25.7–31.7 n = 987 36.0 32.9–39.1 n = 974 40.6 37.3–43.7 59,108 <  0.001
 Slovakiad     n = 1029 47.9 45.0–51.2 n = 979 55.3 51.9–58.2 n = 1086 56.7 53.9–59.7 63,072 <  0.001
 Sloveniab,d     n = 985 46.9 43.6–50.1 n = 1096 35.0 32.2–37.8 n = 1016 45.7 42.8–48.6 71,376 <  0.001
 Spain n = 938 44.1 40.9–47.3 n = 987 41.0 38.0–44.0 n = 990 43.3 40.3–46.8 n = 1002 45.8 42.7–48.9 114,461 <  0.001
 Swedenc,d n = 987 57.4 54.2–60.4 n = 1021 54.1 50.7–57.3 n = 991 65.7 62.7–68.7 n = 1034 67.8 64.9–70.9 81,934 <  0.001
 The Netherlandsc,d n = 995 59.3 56.4–62.4 n = 994 67.5 64.7–70.6 n = 1002 73.7 70.9–76.2 n = 1002 79.9 77.4–82.4 171,853 <  0.001
  1. CI Confidence intervals. Analysis of the adjusted standardised residuals: Higher observed cases than the expected on the >4h30min box for 2002 (a), 2005 (b), 2013 (c), and 2017 (d)