Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of participants

StudyWAT2DREGARDSABCBRHS
Men
(n=411)
Women
(n=243)
Men
(n=3580)
Women
(n=4282)
Men
(n=371)
Women
(n=463)
Men
(n=1412)
Age (year)64.4 (7.0)62.3 (8.8)69.9 (8.4)68.2 (8.7)53.1 (10.5)52.6 (10.1)78.4 (4.6)
Height (m)1.74 (0.07)1.60 (0.06)1.78 (0.07)1.63 (0.07)1.79 (0.06)1.66 (0.06)1.71 (0.07)
Weight (kg)93.6 (16.2)87.0 (17.0)89.6 (16.5)77.1 (17.8)83.3 (10.6)69.8 (11.7)79.7 (12.6)
BMI (kg/m2)30.8 (4.7)34.0 (5.8)28.3 (4.7)28.9 (6.3)25.9 (3.0)25.4 (3.9)27.1 (3.8)
Normal-weight (%)7.33.723.72941.455.229
Overweight (%)40.421.447.133.949.732.351.2
Obese (%)52.374.929.237.18.812.519.8
Wear time (min/day)852 (216)843 (209)850 (282)846 (268)909 (211)881 (213)844 (246)
Mean counts (CPM)318 (147)258 (116)103 (78)84 (64)358 (89)341 (211)186 (80)
Sedentary (hours/day)9.6 (1.5)8.7 (1.5)11.5 (1.4)11.6 (1.4)8.7 (1.7)8.4 (1.6)10.2 (1.4)
Sedentary (%)636281.28257.657.572.3
MVPA (min/day)32.0 (26.6)19.1 (17.3)9.8 (14.9)6.6 (11.6)35.5 (30.0)30.5 (30.6)15.6 (17.6)
MVPA (%)3.82.21.10.83.93.51.8
StudyWHSFHSNHANESNNPASEPIC-NORFOLK
Women
(n=16 738)
Men
(n=1225)
Women
(n=1396)
Men
(n=1977)
Women
(n=2001)
Men
(n=1243)
Women
(n=1371)
Men (n=3432)Women
(n=4225)
Age (year)72.0 (5.7)64.7 (9.6)64.6 (9.1)57.1 (12.5)58.3 (12.2)57.2 (10.8)55.8 (11.0)71.1 (7.6)69.7 (7.5)
Height (m)1.64 (0.1)1.75 (0.07)1.61 (0.06)1.76 (0.08)1.62 (0.07)1.79 (0.06)1.66 (0.06)1.74 (0.07)1.61 (0.06)
Weight (kg)70.7 (14.2)88.7 (15.7)71.2 (15.8)88.8 (18.8)75.4 (18.6)84.8 (12.4)69.6 (12.0)82.1 (12.7)68.8 (12.7)
BMI26.2 (5.0)29.0 (4.6)27.6 (5.8)28.6 (5.5)28.7 (6.7)26.3 (3.4)25.1 (4.2)27.2 (3.7)26.7 (4.7)
Normal weight (%)46.316.935.722.325.528.556.427.940.6
Overweight (%)34.247.735.944.731.148.932.253.139.4
Obese (%)19.535.428.43334.412.611.418.920
Wear time (min/day)900 (260)884 (288)875 (290)864 (232)850 (231)910 (247)905 (239)856 (61)843 (58)
Mean counts (CPM)198 (95)148 (144)129 (106)309 (162)259 (123)330 (150)325 (136)247 (127)237 (108)
Sedentary (hours/day)9.9 (1.6)11.2 (1.5)11.3 (1.4)8.5 (2.1)8.4 (1.8)9.6 (1.5)9.1 (1.4)9.7 (1.3)9.2 (1.3)
Sedentary (%)65.876.377.659.25963.460.46865.2
MVPA (min/day)14.8 (16.8)16.9 (23.3)13.9 (19.7)25.6 (24.7)15.5 (16.6)36.9 (26.4)33.5 (23.5)33.7 (26.9)27.3 (21.7)
MVPA (%)1.61.91.631.84.13.73.93.2
  • Data are mean (SD).

  • BMI, body mass index; BRHS, British Regional Heart Study; CPM, counts per minute; EPIC, European Prospective Investigation into Cancer; FHS, Framingham Heart Study; MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity; NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey; NNPAS, Norwegian National Physical Activity Survey; REGARDS, The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke; WAT2D, Walking Away from Type 2 Diabetes; WHS, Women’s Health Study.