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Table 1 Baseline characteristics for the whole sample and by group of participants, without and with at least one registered diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, obesity, stroke, cancer, dementia, or depression from an in- or outpatient hospital visit during the 15-year follow-up time

From: Accelerometry-assessed physical activity and sedentary time and associations with chronic disease and hospital visits - a prospective cohort study with 15 years follow-up

VariablesAllNo registered diagnosisWith registered diagnosis
 n = 1220n = 878n = 342
Sex, women666 (55%)471 (54%)195 (57%)
Agea, years45.3 (±14.5)41.5 (±13.3)54.9 (±12.8)
Smokerc290 (24%)206 (23%)84 (25%)
Educationa,c
  < High school281 (23%)150 (17%)131 (38%)
 High school558 (46%)442 (51%)116 (34%)
 University degree377 (31%)283 (32%)94 (28%)
History of diseasea,b,c211 (17%)103 (12%)108 (32%)
Physical activity
 Sedentary time, min/day491.9 (±91.9)490.0 (±94.0)496.8 (±86.3)
 Light-intensity PAa, min/day339.5 (±94.9)343.4 (±95.6)329.5 (±92.7)
 Moderate-to-vigorous PAa, min/day33.5 (±29.5)35.4 (±26.9)28.8 (±34.8)
 Total activity counts/daya (thousands)321.0 (±195.9)331.8 (±162.7)293.2 (±260.8)
  1. Values presented are mean (±SD) or number (%). a Difference between participants without and with registered diagnose calculated using Student’s t-test and chi-2 test p < 0.05. b Self-reported current or previous hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis or emphysema at baseline. c Missing data: smoker, n = 5; education, n = 4; history of disease n = 13
  2. PA physical activity