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Table 1 Socio-demographic, lifestyle, physical activity and energy-expenditure attributes of participants in the Tomorrow Projecta.

From: Hours spent and energy expended in physical activity domains: Results from The Tomorrow Projectcohort in Alberta, Canada

  Men
(N = 6,134)
Women
(N = 9,457)
Socio-demographic, lifestyle   
   Age (mean [SD]) 50.5 [9.1] 50.6 [9.2]
   BMI (mean [SD]) 28.0 [4.3] 27.0 [5.8]
   Educationb (% >high school) 74 69
   Household annual incomec (% 60,000) 61 48
   Marital status (% with partner) 82 74
   Employment statusd   
Full-time (%) 75 44
Part-time (%) 6 23
Not employed/homemaker/student/other (%) 6 20
Retired (%) 12 14
   Current non-smokere (%) 80 81
Daily number of hours and MET-hours of domain-specific activity (mean [SD])
   Total activity (hrs/d) 8.1 [2.8] 7.9 [2.9]
   Total activity (MET hrs/d) 25.3 [11.1] 22.9 [9.8]
   Leisure (hrs/d) 0.9 [0.8] 0.8 [0.7]
   Leisure (MET hrs/d) 4.2 [4.0] 3.5 [3.4]
   Occupational time (hrs/d) 5.6 [2.7] 3.7 [2.6]
   Occupational (MET hrs/d) 16.4 [10.5] 9.8 [8.0]
   Household activity (hrs/d) 1.6 [1.3] 3.4 [2.1]
   Household activity (MET hrs/d) 4.6 [4.0] 9.5 [6.3]
   Transportation activity (hrs/d) < 0.1 <0.1
   Transportation activity (MET hrs/d) 0.2 [0.7] 0.1 [0.4]
Daily energy-expenditure (mean [SD])   
   Resting energy expenditure (REE) (kcal/d) 1876 [195] 1438 [142]
   Total energy expenditure (TEE) (kcal/d) 3726 [1013] 2766 [716]
   Physical Activity Level (TEE:REE) 2.0 [0.5] 1.9 [0.4]
  1. a Includes people recruited in the first six recruitment waves (February 2001-January 2005) but excludes people who did not return a PYTPAQ (n = 2,405), pregnant women (n = 31), people who were recruited as 'second in household' in the first recruitment wave (n = 344), people with prior history of cancer (n = 33), and people with missing data on body weight or height (n = 39).
  2. b Education: 1 woman had missing data.
  3. c Household annual income (CAD): 78 men and 269 women had missing data. d Employment status: 3 men and 5 women had missing data.
  4. e Current non-smoker: those who previously smoked either daily or occasionally and were non-smokers at the time of completing baseline questionnaires; and those who never smoked in life. 1 woman had missing data.