Table 1

Selected Exposure Variance Analysis variables demonstrating patterns of sedentary time, light activity and MVPA during work and non-work periods
Type of day Wear time on work day Total non-work time
Work day Non-work day Work hours on work day Non-work hours on work day
Sustained sedentary time >30 mins (%wear time ± SD) 34.1 ± 11.6 # 26.9 ±11.1 40.8 ±16.6 ^ 22.8 ± 10.9 25.8 ± 9.6
Light activity bouts 0–5 mins (%wear time ± SD) 13.4 ± 2.2 # 14.6 ± 2.8 12.2 ± 3.1 ^ 15.4 ±2.2 14.8 ± 2.3
Light activity bouts 5–10 mins (%wear time ± SD) 4.1 ± 2.1 # 7.5 ± 3.7 2.6 ± 1.7 ^ 6.5 ± 3.4 7.2 ± 3.3
MVPA bouts > 10 mins (% wear time ± SD) 1.2 ± 1.6 1.1 ± 1.9 0.5 ± 1.0^ 2.2 ± 3.2 1.4 ± 2.0
Breaks in sedentary time (breaks/sed hour ± SD) 6.0 ± 1.4 § 9.2 ± 9.8 5.1 ± 1.7 ^ 7.9 ± 2.1 8.0 ± 2.6

§ Significant difference between work and non-work day (p < 0.05).

# Significant difference between work and non-work day (p < 0.001).

^ Significant difference between work hours on a work day and non-work hours on a work day and between work hours on a work day and total non-work time (p < 0.001).

Parry and Straker

Parry and Straker BMC Public Health 2013 13:296   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-296

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