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Table 1 Characteristics of the EPIC-Norfolk study sample at baseline, overall and by sex

From: Descriptive epidemiology of changes in objectively measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity: six-year follow-up of the EPIC-Norfolk cohort

  Overall Men Women
n = 1259 n = 528 n = 731
  mean (SD)
Age, years (Range: 49 to 91 years) 67.8 (6.9) 68.9 (6.9) 66.9 (6.8)
Body mass index, kg/m2 26.4 (4.2) 26.7 (3.4) 26.2 (4.7)
  % (n)
Education levela
 O-level or lower 34.4 (433) 27.7 (146) 39.3 (287)
 A-level 47.2 (594) 52.4 (277) 43.4 (317)
 Degree 18.4 (232) 19.9 (105) 17.4 (127)
Paid job at present
 Yes 28.4 (357) 31.8 (168) 25.9 (189)
 No 71.6 (902) 68.2 (360) 74.1 (542)
Marital status
 Married/living with partner 83.1 (1046) 90.3 (477) 77.8 (569)
 Single/widowed/separated/divorced 16.9 (213) 9.7 (51) 22.2 (162)
Self-reported depression requiring treatment
 Yes 21.7 (273) 14.4 (76) 26.9 (197)
 No 78.3 (986) 85.6 (452) 73.1 (534)
Household dog ownership
 Yes 19.4 (244) 17.8 (94) 20.5 (150)
 No 80.6 (1015) 82.2 (434) 79.5 (581)
Primary mode of transport outside of work
 Car 88.6 (1116) 90.7 (479) 87.1 (637)
 Walking, public transport or cycling 11.4 (143) 9.3 (49) 12.9 (94)
Smoking status
 Current 2.6 (33) 1.9 (10) 3.1 (23)
 Former/never 97.4 (1226) 98.1 (518) 96.9 (708)
Self-rated health
 Very good/excellent/good 89.0 (1121) 88.8 (469) 89.2 (652)
 Fair/poor 11.0 (138) 11.2 (59) 10.8 (79)
Home neighbourhood locationb
 Urban 53.1 (669) 54.9 (290) 51.8 (379)
 Rural 46.9 (590) 45.1 (238) 48.2 (352)
  1. aEducation categories are roughly analogous to high school, college, and university; Percentages (%) may not add to 100.0% due to rounding
  2. b Based on self-reported home postcode address