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Table 2 Health and dietary characteristics according to weekday sitting timea, 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   
Characterstic 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 Partial eta squared p (linear)b
  M SD M SD M SD M SD   
Age (years) 47.2 12.9 43.5 13.5 43.9 12.8 44.7 12.9 0.007 0.064
BMI (kg/m2) 28.2 6.1 26.3 5.0 26.0 4.7 26.6 4.7 0.017 0.001
Waist circmference (cm) 95.6 15.9 89.1 14.0 87.9 12.9 89.2 13.1 0.026 <0.001
Systolic BP (mm Hg) 134.4 18.8 128.5 17.8 128.4 16.7 130.6 18.3 0.011 0.028
Diastolic BP (mm Hg) 85.7 11.2 81.8 11.0 81.6 10.6 82.5 11.6 0.013 0.003
Lipid biomarkers           
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 208.8 44.1 201.1 40.7 201.9 42.2 199.4 37.7 0.004 0.023
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 57.1 16.8 62.7 18.4 63.5 16.9 60.2 15.1 0.015 0.047
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL) 131.9 39.1 122.1 35.4 123.4 35.3 124.1 32.9 0.007 0.034
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 134.4 86.6 120.8 115.7 109.5 92.6 109.3 73.2 0.008 0.002
Dietary factors           
Total energy intake (kCal) 2366 973 2311 865 2443 960 2530 948 0.009 0.024
Carbohydrate, (% E) 42.4 7.6 42.1 7.4 42.0 7.3 43.4 7.6 0.006 0.22
Protein (% E) 16.3 3.6 16.0 3.2 16.0 3.1 15.8 3.2 0.002 0.11
Total fat (% E) 37.2 7.2 38.9 6.9 39.1 6.8 37.9 7.4 0.008 0.29
Saturated fat (% E) 12.9 3.0 13.6 2.8 13.6 2.8 13.0 2.9 0.013 0.83
Alcohol (ml/day) 11.4 13.4 9.1 12.2 8.0 10.1 7.8 10.7 0.010 0.001
  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. bANOVA for continuous variables