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Table 2 Minutes spent in primary activities by domain and intensity over two diary days, Australian Time Use Surveys 1992, 1997 and 2006 1

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

   1992 (n=5851) 1997 (n=6419) Reference year 2006 (n=5505)
Domain Intensity level Mean (SD) % time B (95% CI)2 Mean (SD) % time B (95% CI)2 Mean (SD) % time
Sleep3 Total - - - 1022.6 (185.0) 35.5 -0.02 (-6.4, 6.4) 1018.4 (180.8) 35.4
Occupation Total 393.4 (470.1) 13.7 10.1 (-2.5, 22.8) 381.5 (456.8) 13.2 -2.3 (-14.6, 10.0) 391.4 (456.1) 13.6
Transport Total 149.3 (110.7) 5.2 -0.7 (-4.8, 3.5) 148.4 (120.9) 5.2 -2.1 (-6.1, 2.0) 149.2 (111.9) 5.2
  Sedentary 119.9 (105.2) 4.2 -3.9 (-7.7, -0.10) 118.0 (107.0) 4.1 -6.7 (-10.4, -3.0) 124.3 (104.2) 4.3
  Light 0.7 (10.2) 0.0 0.10 (-0.4, 0.5) 0.7 (11.5) 0.0 0.1 (-0.3, 0.6) 0.5 (12.3) 0.0
  Moderate 14.3 (32.0) 0.5 1.4 (0.3, 2.6) 12.0 (28.3) 0.4 -0.9 (-2.0, 0.2) 12.4 (30.4) 0.4
  Unspecified mode 14.4 (39.2) 0.5 1.7 (0.2, 3.3) 17.8 (51.6) 0.6 5.4 (3.9, 6.9) 12.0 (32.0) 0.4
Leisure3 Total - - - 580.7 (311.9) 20.2 23.2 (13.0, 33.4) 559.1 (314.1) 19.4
  Sedentary - - - 509.1 (288.0) 17.7 5.1 (-4.5, 14.6) 505.7 (294.5) 17.6
  Light - - - 31.1 (81.5) 1.1 12.8 (10.1, 15.4) 18.7 (65.5) 0.6
  Moderate - - - 40.5 (95.4) 1.4 5.3 (1.7, 9.0) 34.8 (77.8) 1.2
Household3 Total - - - 726.4 (361.5) 25.2 -12.5 (-23.3, -1.8) 737.8 (367.4) 25.6
  Sedentary - - - 247.1 (150.8) 8.6 -3.6 (-8.5, 1.3) 251.7 (154.6) 8.7
  Light - - - 350.6 (237.7) 12.2 -14.9 (-22.2, -7.7) 362.4 (238.8) 12.6
  Moderate - - - 128.6 (154.0) 4.5 6.0 (0.8, 11.3) 123.7 (153.4) 4.3
Education Total 23.0 (123.8) 0.8 -3.4 (-7.7, 1.0) 20.4 (116.1) 0.7 -6.3 (-10.5, -2.1) 24.0 (123.4) 0.8
  Sedentary 22.9 (123.5) 0.8 -3.2 (-7.5, 1.1) 20.1 (114.9) 0.7 -6.3 (-10.5, -2.2) 23.8 (122.8) 0.8
  Light 0.1 (6.3) 0.0 -0.1 (-0.4, 0.1) 0.4 (5.9) 0.0 0.1 (-0.1, 0.3) 0.3 (4.4) 0.0
  Moderate4 - - - - - - - -
Non-occupational waking time3 Total5 - - - 1475.9 (439.3) 51.2 3.5 (-8.5, 15.6) 1470.2 (435.4) 51.0
Sedentary - - - 894.3 (315.9) 31.1 -11.2 (-21.5, -0.9) 905.5 (320.7) 31.4
  Light - - - 382.7 (251.9) 13.3 -1.5 (-8.8, 5.8) 381.7 (247.3) 13.3
  Moderate - - - 181.1 (179.6) 6.3 10.9 (4.8, 17.0) 170.9 (171.8) 5.9
  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.
  2. 2 Reference year is 2006; models additionally adjusted for age, sex, education level and employment status.
  3. 3 Data not presented for 1992 because changes to coding in 1997 and 2006 meant that time spent in activities in sleep, leisure and household domains were not comparable.
  4. 4 There was no time in moderate education activities recorded.
  5. 5 Total non-occupational waking time includes time in transport, leisure, household and education domains.