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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Objectively measured light-intensity lifestyle activity and sedentary time are independently associated with metabolic syndrome: a cross-sectional study of Japanese adults

Demographics Mean ± SD or %
N 483
Sex (men, %) 37.1
Age (years) 47.9 ± 9.0
30-39 years (%) 22.2
40-49 years (%) 33.5
50+ years (%) 44.3
BMI (kg/m2) 25.6 ± 4.0
Obese (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2, %) 51.3
Physical activity parameters  
 Sedentary time (h/day) 4.6 ± 1.8
 Light-intensity activity (METs-h/day) 12.8 ± 3.6
 MVPA (METs-h/day) 3.6 ± 1.5
Percentage of subject with  
 MetS 23.2
 Abdominal obesity 52.3
 Hypertension 50.1
 Hyperglycemia 22.8
 Dyslipidemia 21.5
Calorie intake (kcal/day) 1983.2 ± 310.6
Smoker (%) 11.6
  1. BMI, body mass index; MET, metabolic equivalent; MVPA, moderate–vigorous intensity physical activity; MetS, metabolic syndrome; Abdominal obesity: waist circumference ≥ 85 cm in men, ≥ 90 cm in women; hypertension: systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 85 mmHg; hyperglycemia: blood glucose ≥ 110 mg/dL; dyslipidemia: triglyceride ≥ 150 mg/dL and/or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level < 40 mg/dL.