Table 1

Descriptive statistics for the male and female participants
Men (n = 172) Women (n = 185)
Age (n (%))
20-34 years 34 (19.8%) 54 (29.2%)
35-49 years 99 (57.6%) 84 (45.4%)
50-65 years 39 (22.7%) 47 (25.4%)
Educational level (n (%))
College or university 57 (33.1%) 44 (23.8%)
High school or less 115 (66.9%) 141 (76.2%)
Smoking status (n (%))
Non-smokers 153 (88.9%) 147 (80.8%)
Smokers 19 (11.1%) 35 (19.2%)
Marital status (n (%))
Single 16 (9.3%) 15 (8.2%)
Married/cohabiting/with partner 151 (87.8%) 147 (79.9%)
Widowed/divorced 5 (2.9%) 22 (11.9%)
Physical activity (mean ± SD)
Time spent in MVPA (≥3 MET) (min/day) 91.3 ± 69.8 55.6 ± 50.4
Time spent in vigorous PA (≥6 MET) (min/day) 8.2 ± 13.3 4.1 ± 7.6
EE during MVPA (≥3 MET) (MET.min/day) 432.1 ± 331.4 249.3 ± 220.9
Physical activity level (MET) 1.66 ± 0.26 1.58 ± 0.23
Steps (n/day) 12327 ± 4182 12056 ± 3356

MVPA: moderate-to-vigorous physical activity accumulated in 10-min bouts, PA: physical activity accumulated in 10-min bouts, EE: energy expenditure.

Scheers et al.

Scheers et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:136   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-136

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