Table 3

Association between sitting-time and all-cause mortality (HRs and 95% CI) by physical activity sub-group

Sitting-time, hours/day
Population (All participants with complete data)0 to <44 to <88 to <11≥11Trend
Not meeting PA guidelines
Number of deaths (n/N)
Model 1
HR (95% CI)

214/716

1.00 (Reference)

457/1503

0.99 (0.84 to 1.17)

170/412

1.57 (1.28 to 1.92)

91/151

2.30 (1.79 to 2.94)



1.08 (1.06 to 1.11)
Model 2
HR (95% CI)

1.00 (Reference)

0.94 (0.80 to 1.11)

1.35 (1.09 to 1.66)

1.52 (1.17 to 1.98)

1.04 (1.02 to 1.07)
Meeting PA guidelines
Number of deaths (n/N)
Model 1
HR (95% CI)

139/570

1.00 (Reference)

246/1168

0.87 (0.70 to 1.07)

43/183

0.96 (0.68 to 1.35)

11/50

0.50 (0.25 to 1.00)



0.97 (0.93 to 1.01)
Model 2
HR (95% CI)

1.00 (Reference)

0.83 (0.67 to 1.03)

0.87 (0.61 to 1.24)

0.48 (0.24 to 0.96)

0.96 (0.92 to 1.01)
  • Model 1: Unadjusted.

  • Model 2: Adjusted for—age, education, marital status, area, smoking, alcohol consumption, BMI, number of chronic conditions, self-reported health and assistance with daily tasks.

  • BMI, body mass index.