Table 6

Quartiles of reported hours sitting from the IPAQ sitting question, for a typical week and weekend day combined, and the association with accelerometry measured sedentary time

Quartiles1 (n=783)2 (n=1432)3 (n=1277)4 (n=1359)
Range IPAQ (hours∙day-1)0.0–4.04.0–5.06.0–7.08.0–24.0
IPAQ (hours∙day-1)2.8±0.034.7±0.036.6±0.59.7±1.9
Accelerometry sedentary time (hours∙day-1)*†9.3±0.069.6±0.049.9±0.0410.3±0.04
  • Data are shown mean±SEM.

  • *Significant difference between quartiles: p<0.001.

  • †Significant trend by increasing quartile: p<0.001.

  • IPAQ, International Physical Activity Questionnaire.