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Table 1 Mean, median and interquartile range for Eurobarometer 64.3 IPAQ sitting time in minutes by selected sociodemographic characteristics and country

From: The prevalence and correlates of sitting in European adults - a comparison of 32 Eurobarometer-participating countries

  n Mean (SD) p-value Median (Interquartile range)
All 27 637 309 (±185) 300 (180–420)
Gender   Mean (95% CI)   
  Male 12 234 320 (316–323) <0.001* 300 (180–480)
  Female 15 403 301 (298–304)   270 (180–420)
Age   Mean (95% CI)   
  15 – 24 years 3 764 363 (357–369) <0.001** 360 (240–480)
  25 – 34 years 4 496 306 (301–312)   270 (180–420)
  35 – 44 years 4 931 293 (289–298)   240 180–420)
  45 – 54 years 4 506 301(296–307)   240 180–420)
  55 – 64 years 4 409 289 (284–294)   240 180–420)
  65 years and older 5 531 313 (309–318)   300 (180–360)
Education   Mean (95% CI)   
  18 yrs and Less 15 100 279 (276–282) <0.001** 240 (180–360)
  19 years and over 9 277 334 (331–338)   300 (180–480)
Physical activity level   Mean (95% CI)   
  Low-active 7 590 340 (335–345) <0.001** 300 (180–420)
  Moderate 13 648 322 (319–325)   300 (180–427)
  High-active 6 399 247 (244–251)   240 (120–320)
General state of health   Mean (95% CI)   
  Very good 5 750 318 (313–322) <0.001** 300 (180–465)
  Good 13 826 307 (304–310)   300 (180–420)
  Neither good nor bad 5 878 298 (293–303)   270 (180–420)
  Bad/very bad 2 108 336 (327–345)   300 (180–480)
Usual activity a   Mean (95% CI)   
  Low sitting 8 104 245 (241–248) <0.001** 240 (120–300)
  Mixed sitting 10 103 331 (328–335)   300 (180–480)
  High sitting 9 430 342 (338–336)   300 (180–480)
Country   Mean (95% CI)   
  The Netherlands 1 011 407 (395–420) <0.001** 360 (240–540)
  Denmark 977 383 (371–395)   360 (240–480)
  Czech Republic 943 375 (363–388)   345 (240–510)
  Greece 996 374 (364–384)   360 (240–480)
  Cyprus (Republic) 467 359 (342–377)   360 (180–480)
  Belgium 992 342 (330–353)   300 (180–480)
  Sweden 1 030 340 (330–351)   300 (180–480)
  Cyprus (TCC) 415 338 (321–353)   300 (240–420)
  Germany West 894 335 (324–347)   300 (180–450)
  Finland 979 335 (332–347)   300 (180–480)
  Estonia 950 334 (323–345)   300 (180–480)
  Poland 964 333 (321–345)   300 (180–480)
  Great Britain 900 326 (314–339)   300 (180–420)
  Luxembourg 492 316 (300–333)   300 (180–420)
  Slovakia 982 314 (304–325)   300 (180–420)
  Germany East 530 314 (300–327)   300 (180–420)
  Slovenia 1 005 312 (301–323)   270 (180–450)
  Austria 1 002 309 (299–319)   300 (180–420)
  Croatia 978 308 (297–320)   270 (180–450)
  Turkey 875 305 (294–316)   270 (180–360)
  Northern Ireland 286 303 (283–322)   240 (180–360)
  Bulgaria 925 298 (290–308)   240 (180–360)
  Ireland 894 284 (274–295)   240 (180–360)
  Spain 949 284 (274–294)   244 (179–366)
  France 976 282 (271–293)   240 (180–360)
  Latvia 1 000 272 (260–283)   240 (120–420)
  Hungary 969 267 (256–277)   240 (150–360)
  Italy 960 266 (256–276)   240 (120–360)
  Lithuania 872 263 (251–275)   240 (120–360)
  Malta 444 236 (222–251)   210 (120–360)
  Portugal 1 000 194 (184–204)   180 (60–300)
  Romania 980 191 (179–203)   135 (0–300)
  1. *T-test of significance between male and female.
  2. **ANOVA with Scheffěs post hoc tests for significance between age, occupation, physical activity level, general state of health & country.
  3. aLow Sit usual activities = responsible for ordinary shopping, unemployed, temporarily not working, unskilled manual worker, fisherman, skilled manual worker and farmer, Mixture = student, retired, unable to work, supervisor, High sit = employed position, at desk, general management, employed professional middle management, professional employed travelling position, owner of a shop, craftsmen, service job.