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Table 1 Characteristics of 773 adults and 280 older adults of the final study population participating in the fifth examination of the Copenhagen City Heart Study

From: Can we walk away from cardiovascular disease risk or do we have to ‘huff and puff’? A cross-sectional compositional accelerometer data analysis among adults and older adults in the Copenhagen City Heart Study

N = 1053 (100.0%) Adults (<65 yrs.)
n = 773 (73.4%)
Older adults (≥65 yrs.)
n = 280 (26.6%)
Characteristics n (%) / Median (Q1-Q3) n (%) / Median (Q1-Q3)
Accelerometer wear time 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Median minutes/day 1425.00 (1386.29–1440.00) 1432.50 (1390.43–1440.00)
Number of valid days of measurement 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Median number of days 6 (6–7) 6 (6–6)
Sex distribution 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Women 454 (58.73) 154 (55.00)
 Men 319 (41.27) 126 (45.00)
Age 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Median years 48.26 (35.29–56.87) 72.70 (68.63–76.00)
Systolic blood pressure 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Median (mm Hg) 127.00 (117.50–137.50) 143.75 (129.38–156.50)
Diastolic blood pressure 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Median (mm Hg) 77.00 (71.00–83.50) 77.50 (70.50–85.00)
Blood pressure classification 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Normal 586 (75.81) 119 (42.50)
 Grade 1 hypertension 163 (21.09) 126 (45.00)
 Grade 2 or 3 hypertension 24 (3.10) 35 (12.50)
Use of prescribed medication 773 (100.00) 280 (100.00)
 Yes 76 (9.83) 49 (17.50)
Waist circumference 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Median (cm) 83.00 (76.00–93.00) 89.00 (81.00–96.25)
Waist circumference (women >80 cm; men >94 cm) 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Under cut-point 195/454 (42.95) 90/154 (58.44)
 Over cut-point 97/319 (30.41) 60/126 (47.62)
BMI 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Underweight 10 (1.29) 1 (0.36)
 Normal 449 (58.09) 143 (51.07)
 Overweight 240 (31.05) 105 (37.50)
 Obese 74 (9.57) 31 (11.07)
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol 773 (100.0) 280 (100.0)
 Median (mmol/L) 3.03 (2.47–3.64) 3.34 (2.83–3.90)
Years of education 773 (100.00) 274 (97.86)
 Median years 13 (12–14) 10 (8–12)
Level of education 771 (99.74) 278 (99.29)
 No further education beyond primary school 71 (9.21) 31 (11.15)
 Short education (up to 3 years) 57 (7.39) 37 (13.31)
 Vocational or comparable education (1–3 years) 127 (16.47) 83 (29.86)
 Higher education (≥3 years) 207 (26.85) 73 (26.26)
 University education 309 (40.08) 54 (19.42)
Household income 762 (98.58) 272 (97.14)
 Low (<200,000 DKK) 111 (14.57) 79 (29.04)
 Middle (200,000–600,000 DKK) 286 (37.53) 153 (56.25)
 High (≥600,000 DKK) 365 (47.90) 40 (14.71)
Smoking status 758 (98.06) 274 (97.86)
 Current smoker 129 (17.02) 49 (17.88)
 Previous smoker 296 (39.05) 134 (48.91)
 Non-smoker 333 (43.93) 91 (33.21)
Self-rated fitness compared to peers 771 (99.74) 279 (99.64)
 Same 380 (49.29) 127 (45.52)
 Better 259 (33.59) 131 (46.95)
 Worse 132 (17.12) 21 (7.53)
Self-rated general health 769 (99.48) 276 (98.57)
 Excellent or Very good 363 (47.20) 116 (42.03)
 Good 304 (39.53) 130 (47.10)
 Less good or Poor 102 (13.26) 30 (10.87)
  1. Blood pressure classification is based on the 2013 European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension: Normal, systolic: <140 mm Hg and diastolic: <90 mm Hg; Grade 1 hypertension, systolic: 140-≤159 mm Hg or diastolic: 90-≤99 mm Hg; Grade 2 hypertension, systolic: 160-≤179 mm Hg or diastolic: 100-≤109 mm Hg; Grade 3 hypertension, systolic: ≥180 mm Hg or diastolic: ≥110 mm Hg (the normal category includes high normal)
  2. BMI was classified according to the WHO classification: Underweight, <18.5 kg/m2; Normal weight, 18.5-<25.0 kg/m2; Overweight, 25.0-<30.0 kg/m2; Obese, ≥30 kg/m2
  3. N/n number of observations, y years, Q1-Q3 first and third quartile, BMI body mass index, DKK Danish krone