Table 1—

Characteristics and dietary intake by quartile of television viewing time

Television viewing time by quartile (h/day)
1 [1.0 (0–1.5)]*2 [2.0 (1.6–3.4)]3 [4.0 (3.5–5.5)]4 [7.0 (5.6–18.0)]
n93148100114
Age (years)69.5 ± 7.368.9 ± 7.368.8 ± 7.068.0 ± 6.9
Female60.051.362.068.4
BMI (kg/m2)27.8 ± 6.327.7 ± 4.828.4 ± 5.328.5 ± 6.0
Education (years)4.3 ± 4.85.0 ± 4.24.4 ± 3.54.4 ± 3.7
Puerto Rican75.379.075.077.2
Smoking
    Never smoker54.841.942.044.7
    Former31.244.644.032.5
    Current14.013.514.022.8
Alcohol use
    Non-drinker85.776.176.076.6
    Moderate12.120.318.821.6
    Heavy2.23.65.21.8
Household arrangement
    Married/lives with spouse23.732.439.041.2§
    Unmarried/lives with others41.925.734.033.3
    Unmarried/lives alone34.441.927.025.5
Physical activity score29.4 ± 3.129.8 ± 3.329.3 ± 2.527.7 ± 2.2
ADL score5.8 ± 7.64.0 ± 5.53.7 ± 5.85.7 ± 7.0
Energy intake (MJ/day)7.8 ± 3.27.1 ± 2.77.3 ± 3.66.9 ± 2.7
Total fat intake (% total energy)31.6 ± 5.130.5 ± 5.729.9 ± 5.830.6 ± 5.6
Saturated fat intake (% total energy)10.0 ± 2.59.7 ± 3.19.0 ± 2.710.1 ± 2.9
Polyunsaturated fat intake (% total energy)9.2 ± 2.48.8 ± 2.39.3 ± 2.48.5 ± 2.4
Trans fat intake (% total energy)1.2 ± 0.61.0 ± 0.60.9 ± 0.5§1.1 ± 0.6
  • Data are means ± SD or percent.

  • *

    * Median (range) (hours/day).

  • Moderate: up to one drink/day for women and up to two drinks/day for men; heavy: greater than these intakes. Based on 13.2 g of alcohol/drink.

  • P < 0.05,

  • §

    § P < 0.01, and

  • P < 0.001 compared with lowest quartile, adjusted for age.