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Table 2 Levels of sedentary time in adults across European countries. This table displays a summary of the results reported in the articles included in the systematic review

From: Variation in population levels of sedentary time in European adults according to cross-European studies: a systematic literature review within DEDIPAC

  Total sedentary time Screen time
  Mean min/day total sedentary time [17, 1922, 2426] a % sitting > 7.5 h/day [19, 20] Mean hours/week videogames playing [23]
Austria 2002: 306 2002: 23.7  
2005: 303 2005: 18.1  
2013: 329 [20] 2013: 19.7 [20]  
Belgium 2002: 321 2002: 25.6  
2005: 343 2005: 28.6  
2013: 301 [20] 2013: 19.6 [20]  
300 (M) [21]   
313 [22]   
517 [24]   
507 [26]   
Bulgaria 298 [17] 19.7 [19]  
300 (M) [19]   
Croatia 308 [17] 22.7 [19]  
300 (M) [19]   
Cyprus 2005: 368 2005: 35.3  
2013: 298 [20] 2013: 19.9 [20]  
Czech Republic 2005: 386 2005: 37.7  
2013: 327 [20] 2013: 26.8 [20]  
360 (M) [21]   
Site A: 486; Site B: 508 [26]   
Denmark 2002: 392 2002: 36.6  
2005: 387 2005: 35.0  
2013: 369 [20] 2013: 33.9 [20]  
572 [26]   
Estonia 2005: 335 2005: 26.6  
2013: 314 [20] 2013: 23.7 [20]  
M: 455; F: 469 [25] (25 yrs old)   
Finland 2002: 362 2002: 33.2  
2005: 346 2005: 31.9  
2013: 339 [20] 2013: 25.0 [20]  
France 2002: 292 2002: 19.3  
2005: 287 2005: 18.3  
2013: 293 [20] 2013: 19.3 [20]  
442 [24]   
Germany East 2002: 340 East 2002: 28.0  
2005: 314 2005: 22.9  
2013: 284; 2013: 16.4;  
West 2002: 337 West 2002: 26.5  
2005: 337 2005: 25.1  
2013: 298 [20] 2013: 19.9 [20]  
Greece 2002: 310 2002: 23.0  
2005: 371 2005: 34.7  
2013: 305 [20] 2013: 20.6 [20]  
Hungary 2005: 271 2005: 18.0  
2013: 253 [20] 2013: 11.7 [20]  
530 [24]   
Ireland 2002: 286 2002: 18.3  
2005: 291 2005: 17.4  
2013: 267 [20] 2013: 11.9 [20]  
Italy 2002: 335 2002: 25.9  
2005: 268 2005: 14.4  
2013: 267 [20] 2013: 11.3 [20]  
Latvia 2005: 273 2005: 20.6  
2013: 290 [20] 2013: 18.3 [20]  
Lithuania 2005: 266 2005: 19.7  
2013: 298 [20] 2013: 17.2 [20]  
360 (M) [21]   
Luxembourg 2002: 333 2002: 27.5  
2005: 324 2005: 26.5  
2013: 322 [20] 2013: 26.0 [20]  
Malta 2005: 251 2005: 14.6  
2013: 254 [20] 2013: 16.0 [20]  
Netherlands 2002: 357 2002: 28.4 9.8 (RE; mean age 23 yrs)
2005: 410 2005: 42.0 3.9 (DE; mean age 38 yrs)
2013: 376 [20] 2013: 34.4 [20]  
569 [24]   
Norway 360 (M) [21]   
Poland 2005: 335 2005: 29.4  
2013: 280 [20] 2013: 18.7 [20]  
Portugal 2002: 234 2002: 11.8  
2005: 198 2005: 10.9  
2013: 231 [20] 2013: 10.1 [20]  
150 (M) [21]   
330 [22]   
Romania 191 [17] 14.3 [19]  
240 (M) [19]   
Slovak Republic 2005: 321 2005: 24.0  
2013: 312 [20] 2013: 21.6 [20]  
Slovenia 2005: 309 2005: 26.6  
2013: 249 [20] 2013: 14.7 [20]  
Spain 2002: 296 2002: 18.8,  
2005: 281 2005: 16.5  
2013: 265 [20] 2013: 9.7 [20]  
300 (M) [21]   
544 [26]   
Sweden 2002: 355 2002: 29.6  
2005: 343 2005: 28.7  
2013: 357 [20] 2013: 29.8 [20]  
300 (M) [21]   
M: 483; F: 469 [25] (21 yrs old)   
Turkey 305 [17]   
United Kingdom GB 2002: 295 GB 2002: 19.2 9.2 (SC; mean age 27 yrs)
2005: 325 2005: 23.3  
2013: 300; 2013: 19.4;  
NI 2002: 301 NI 2002: 23.0  
2005: 299 2005: 19.5  
2013: 279 [20] 2013: 18.5 [20]  
620 [24]   
499 [26]   
  1. M = median; Site A = Olomouc; Site B = Hradec Kralove; M = males; F = females; yrs = years; RE = Regular Education; DE = Distant Education; GB = Great Britain; NI = Northern Ireland; SC = Scotland
  2. a.Article [22] reported sitting minutes per week instead of per day. For comparison purposes, we divided these numbers by 7 to calculate minutes per day