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Table 2 Changes in marital and parental status, weight, domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviours from baseline (2004–06) to follow-up (2009–11), Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study, Australia, 1985–2011

From: Partnering and parenting transitions in Australian men and women: associations with changes in weight, domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviours

Variables Men Women
Change in marital status, % (n)
 Stayed not partnered 14.9 (150) 15.3 (171)
 Became partnered 17.3 (174) 12.9 (144)
 Stayed partnered 64.0 (645) 66.6 (743)
 Became separated/divorced/widowed 3.9 (39) 5.2 (58)
Change in parental status, % (n)
 Stayed child-free 30.6 (308) 27.7 (309)
 Had first child 27.3 (275) 19.1 (213)
 Had additional children 19.4 (196) 19.0 (212)
 Same number of children 22.7 (229) 34.2 (382)
Weight (kg), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 85.3 (14.4) 68.9 (14.7)
 Follow-up 87.8 (15.2)***a 71.4 (15.7)***a
BMI (kg/m2), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 26.4 (4.1) 25.0 (5.1)
 Follow-up 27.2 (4.7)***a 25.8 (5.6)***a
Total PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 738.0 (529.9) 703.9 (462.8)
 Follow-up 699.9 (503.1) 741.3 (476.0)
Walking PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 262.9 (280.8) 245.4 (243.8)
 Follow-up 237.9 (260.9) 243.1 (259.5)
Moderate intensity PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 303.4 (240.5) 376.9 (315.7)
 Follow-up 306.6 (244.6) 415.8 (328.0)**a
Vigorous intensity PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 171.8 (222.2) 81.6 (155.5)
 Follow-up 155.4 (202.2) 82.4 (129.4)
Occupational PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 285.3 (394.8) 146.3 (290.4)
 Follow-up 241.6 (355.6)*a 127.0 (252.4)
Transport PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 109.4 (163.7) 105.4 (150.5)
 Follow-up 103.0 (145.9) 103.4 (166.3)
Domestic PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 160.6 (167.8) 302.2 (307.4)
 Follow-up 188.2 (193.5)**a 351.1 (321.4)***a
Leisure time PA (mins/wk), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 182.7 (232.2) 150.0 (177.6)
 Follow-up 167.1 (195.5) 159.9 (175.3)
Sitting time (mins/day), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 369.9 (180.0) 326.0 (162.5)
 Follow-up 364.5 (184.9) 297.3 (159.2)***a
TV viewing time (mins/day), Mean (SD)
 Baseline 125.8 (90.6) 102.2 (72.6)
 Follow-up 128.2 (92.6) 100.8 (70.0)
  1. SD, standard deviation; BMI, body mass index; PA, physical activity
  2. a There was statistically significant difference compared to baseline value, P-value was calculated using Paired t-test
  3. *P ≤ 0.05, **P ≤ 0.01, ***P ≤ 0.001