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Table 1 Weighted participant characteristics by year of Australian Time Use Surveys 1992, 1997, 2006 (column %) 1

From: Temporal trends in non-occupational sedentary behaviours from Australian Time Use Surveys 1992, 1997 and 2006

   1992 1997 2006
   n % n % n %
All   5851 100 6419 100 5505 100
Sex Male 2906 49.7 3149 49.1 2678 48.7
  Female 2945 50.3 3269 50.9 2826 51.3
Age group 20-29 659 11.3 665 10.4 495 9.0
  30-39 1386 23.7 1417 22.1 1030 18.7
  40-49 1299 22.2 1411 22.0 1133 20.6
  50-59 927 15.8 1171 18.2 1073 19.5
  60-69 714 12.2 834 13.0 846 15.4
  70+ 866 14.8 920 14.3 927 16.8
Education High school or less 2970 50.8 3094 48.2 2666 48.4
  Diploma, certificate 2185 37.3 2169 33.8 1625 29.5
  Bachelor degree or higher 696 11.9 1156 18.0 1214 22.1
Employment status Employed full-time 2686 45.9 2928 45.6 2491 45.3
  Employed part-time 804 13.8 979 15.2 1068 19.4
  Unemployed 441 7.5 326 5.1 133 2.4
  Not in labour force 1920 32.8 2185 34.0 1812 32.9
  1. 1Weighted for probability of being sampled in the Australian population by day type (week, weekend) and for population age, sex, employment status, region for survey year distributions.