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Table 2 Description of television watching, physical activity, and dietary outcomes at baseline and six years later.

From: Television, physical activity, diet, and body weight status: the ARIC cohort

  Baseline n = 15,574 Follow-up n = 12,678
  Median Range Median Range
Sport index 2.3 1.0 – 5.0 2.5 1.0 – 5.0
Work index among workers* 2.6 1.0 – 4.9 2.6 1.0 – 5.0
Total caloric intake (kcal) 1530 500 – 4192 1494 504 – 4181
Total fat (grams) 55.4 5.4 – 235.1 50.9 6.7 – 228.0
Percent kcal from total fat (%) 33.1 5.9 – 62.6 31.3 6.4 – 61.8
Percent kcal from saturated fat (%) 12.0 1.3 – 29.0 11.3 1.6 – 27.7
Fruit & vegetables combined (servings per day) 3.7 0 – 53.0 4.1 0 – 69.0
Salty snacks (servings per day) 0.21 0 – 6.5 0.21 0 – 8.5
Sweets (servings per day) 1.0 0 – 27.4 1.0 0 – 37.0
Sweetened drinks (servings per day) 0.1 0 – 11.0 0.1 0 – 12.0
Body mass index 26.9 14.2 – 65.9 27.5 13.2 – 60.2
  n § % n § %
Television     
Never 296 1.9 255 2.0
Seldom 2582 16.6 1825 14.4
Sometimes 7293 46.8 5912 46.6
Often 4133 26.5 3735 29.5
Very often 1270 8.2 951 7.5
Sufficient physical activity     
Insufficient 10681 68.7 8019 63.5
Sufficient 4856 31.3 4608 36.5
Leisure walking     
Never or seldom 4591 29.5 3032 23.9
Sometimes 7539 48.4 6221 49.0
Often or very often 3444 22.1 3424 27.0
Obesity     
Underweight 142 0.9 115 0.9
Normal 5014 32.2 3510 27.7
Overweight 6122 39.3 4981 39.3
Obese 4296 27.6 4058 32.0
  1. * Among those who worked outside of the home (full or part-time n = 7912)
  2. § Due to missing data, N does not always add up to total sample size