Table 1—

Descriptive characteristics of participants

MenWomenP value by ANOVA
n103155
Age (years)40.9 ± 6.440.7 ± 6.4NS
Weight (kg)90.4 ± 16.473.7 ± 14.4<0.0001
Height (m)1.78 ± 0.071.64 ± 0.06<0.0001
BMI (kg/m2)28.4 ± 4.627.4 ± 5.1NS
Fat mass (kg)22.5 ± 9.426.6 ± 10.00.01
FFM (kg)67.9 ± 8.747.1 ± 6.2<0.0001
Waist (cm)101.4 ± 12.088.1 ± 11.8<0.0001
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)127.3 ± 11.2120.8 ± 13.6<0.0001
Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)81.9 ± 8.876.2 ± 9.3<0.0001
Fasting insulin (mmol · l−1)55.7 (50.2–61.8)46.5 (43.4–49.8)0.02
Fasting glucose (mmol · l−1)5.10 ± 0.864.78 ± 0.52<0.0001
Triglycerides (mmol · l−1)1.45 (1.31–1.61)1.05 (0.98–1.11)<0.0001
HDL (mmol · l−1)1.22 ± 0.321.57 ± 0.38<0.0001
Vo2max (ml·FFM · min−1)59.6 ± 11.157.8 ± 10.4NS
Time sedentary (min · day−1)442 ± 97419 ± 770.03
Time light (min · day−1)309 ± 80320 ± 68NS
Time moderate and vigorous (min · day−1)30 ± 1824 ± 160.003
No. of 5-min bouts of MVPA0.9 ± 0.90.8 ± 0.9NS
No. of 10-min bouts of MVPA0.3 ± 0.50.2 ± 0.4NS
Total counts (× 1,000 · day−1)283 ± 104264 ± 98NS
  • Data are means ± SD or geometric mean (95% CI). n = 258.