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Table 1—

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

Characteristic
    Age (years) 53.4 ± 11.8 
    Family history of diabetes 22.6 
    Current smokers 1.8 
    University/further education 54.2 
    Moderate/heavy alcohol drinkers 31.6 
    Full-time employment 54.2 
    Household income ≥$1,500 /week 38.1 
    Diet quality (scale 1–100) 68.8 ± 12.2 
Metabolic variables  
    Waist circumference (cm) 91.3 ± 12.6 
    BMI (kg/m227.2 ± 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 (n601 ± 115 
    Intensity of break (accelerometer counts/min) 514 ± 94 
    Duration of break (min) 4.50 ± 1.05 
Characteristic
    Age (years) 53.4 ± 11.8 
    Family history of diabetes 22.6 
    Current smokers 1.8 
    University/further education 54.2 
    Moderate/heavy alcohol drinkers 31.6 
    Full-time employment 54.2 
    Household income ≥$1,500 /week 38.1 
    Diet quality (scale 1–100) 68.8 ± 12.2 
Metabolic variables  
    Waist circumference (cm) 91.3 ± 12.6 
    BMI (kg/m227.2 ± 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 (n601 ± 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).

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