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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for 929 workers involved in the analyses

From: The physical activity paradox revisited: a prospective study on compositional accelerometer data and long-term sickness absence

Variables n Mean (SD) %
Age (years) 929 44.9 (9.7)  
Females 418   45
BMI (kg/m2) 929 27.1 (4.8)  
Non-smokers 646   70
White-collar 154   17
Occupational lifting/carrying duration (1–6)a 929 3.9 (1.5)  
SES
 White-collar 154   19
 Blue-collar skilled 320   39
 Blue-collar unskilled 337   42
Compositional means of time spent on physical behaviors (mins)
 Work    
 MVPA 929 64  
 Sedentary 929 176  
 Standing 929 137  
 LIPA 929 74  
Leisure
 MVPA 929 33  
 Sedentary 929 311  
 Standing 929 77  
 LIPA 929 41  
 Time in bed 929 429  
  1. a1 = almost all the time, 6 = never; the time composition of physical behaviors at work and in leisure do not add up to 1440 min (24 h) due to non-wear time of ~ 1.6 h
  2. As we calculated the ilrs by treating physical behaviors at work and in leisure as two separate compositions, we closed the geometric means to the average work and leisure time instead of closing to 1440 min
  3. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, LIPA Light physical activity, LTSA Long-term sickness absence, MVPA moderate-to-vigorous physical activity SES socioeconomic status