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Table 3 Changes in minutes spent in leisure-time sedentary behaviour (primary activities) over two diary days, Australian Time Use Surveys 1997 and 2006 1

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

  1997 (n=6419) Reference year 2006 (n=5505)
Leisure-time sedentary behaviour Mean (SD) % of domain B 95% CI)2 Mean (SD) % of 2 domain
Watching TV 236.9 (203.1) 46.5 3.4 (-3.4, 10.2) 231.7 (195.9) 45.8
Socialising, community interaction 71.3 (113.0) 14.0 -2.4 (-6.5, 1.8) 73.3 (115.8) 14.5
Reading 53.5 (88.7) 10.5 6.3 (3.3, 9.4) 50.5 (91.1) 10.0
Relaxing, resting 27.8 (70.8) 5.5 3.2 (0.8, 5.6) 25.9 (64.5) 5.1
Listening to music 15.1 (49.9) 3.0 6.5 (4.9, 8.1) 9.3 (38.6) 1.8
Hobbies, arts, crafts 12.1 (49.9) 2.4 2.5 (0.8, 4.3) 10.0 (44.3) 2.0
Using computer 11.8 (57.2) 2.3 -26.7 (-29.5, -23.8) 37.5 (99.5) 7.4
Communication by phone, written, in person 73.4 (93.9) 14.4 10.1 (6.9, 13.3) 62.7 (84.7) 12.4
Other 7.4 (37.4) 1.5 2.1 (1.0, 3.3) 4.8 (24.8) 1.0
  1. 1 Weighted 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.