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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics according to physical activity statusa, in ORISCAV-LUX participants (N = 1331)

From: Physical activity, sedentary behavior time and lipid levels in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg study

  Physical activity statusa  
Characteristic Sedentary n = 150 Low (>0-0.5 hours/day) n = 393 Medium (>0.5-2 hours/day) n = 394 High (>2 hours/day) n = 394 pb
  % % % %  
Gender      <0.001
Males 66.7 47.6 43.9 47.2  
Females 33.3 52.4 56.1 52.8  
Education      <0.001
No diploma 35.4 20.6 22.8 31.2  
Secondary 39.5 42.0 47.7 54.7  
Tertiary 25.2 37.4 29.4 14.1  
Occupation      <0.001
Sedentary 4.0 6.1 5.1 3.3  
Moderately active 73.3 78.1 78.4 66.8  
Active 21.3 15.3 16.2 29.2  
Income      <0.001
Q1 26.4 20.7 14.1 21.7  
Q2 44.8 41.6 53.2 58.3  
Q3 23.2 29.3 27.9 17.7  
Q4 5.6 8.4 4.9 2.3  
Smoking, current 25.3 17.6 17.8 26.4 0.003
  1. aSedentary time: reported undertaking no moderate or intense physical activity on any day of the preceding week; low, medium and high groups: tertiles according to total moderate plus intense physical activity (hours per day)
  2. bChi-square for categorical variables