Table 1—

Sociodemographic, metabolic, and sedentary time-use characteristics of participants

Characteristic
    Age (years)53.4 ± 11.8
    Family history of diabetes22.6
    Current smokers1.8
    University/further education54.2
    Moderate/heavy alcohol drinkers31.6
    Full-time employment54.2
    Household income ≥$1,500 /week38.1
    Diet quality (scale 1–100)68.8 ± 12.2
Metabolic variables
    Waist circumference (cm)91.3 ± 12.6
    BMI (kg/m2)27.2 ± 4.7
    Log triglycerides (mmol/l)*0.05 ± 0.21
    HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)*1.49 ± 0.40
    Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)120 ± 17
    Diastolic blood pressure (mmHg)68.2 ± 9.7
    Fasting plasma glucose (mmol/l)5.21 ± 0.49
    2-h plasma glucose (mmol/l)5.72 ± 1.67
Accelerometer-derived variables
    Total sedentary time (h)56.7 ± 12.1
    Moderate- to vigorous-intensity time (h/day)0.61 ± 0.38
    Total breaks (n)601 ± 115
    Intensity of break (accelerometer counts/min)514 ± 94
    Duration of break (min)4.50 ± 1.05
  • Data are means ± SD or %.

  • *

    * Means adjusted for lipid-lowering medication (n = 23);

  • means adjusted for hypertensive medication (n = 29). Sedentary time (<100 accelerometer counts/min); moderate- to vigorous-intensity time (≥1,952 accelerometer counts/min and diary information).