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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants in the EPIC physical activity questionnaire validation and repeatability study (n = 182)

From: Validity and repeatability of the EPIC physical activity questionnaire: a validation study using accelerometers as an objective measure

  Numbera %a
Male 100 55.0
Female 82 45.1
Age (years)   
   50–54 67 36.8
   55–59 57 31.3
   60–65 58 31.9
BMI category (kg/m2)   
   Normal weight (BMI 18.5–<25) 55 30.4
   Overweight (BMI 25–<30) 81 44.8
   Obese (BMI 30+) 45 24.9
Marital status   
   Single/separated/divorced/widow 43 23.8
   Married/defacto 138 76.2
Highest education level   
   Some high school 21 11.7
   Completed high school 18 10.0
   Technical college/other 82 45.6
   University 59 32.8
Employment status   
   Not employed/retired 41 22.6
   Part-time or casual 27 14.9
   Full-time 113 62.4
  1. EPIC, European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
  2. a Missing data (<1%) excluded from calculations