Table 1

Characteristics of included sample (n=4894)

Socioeconomic position, n(%)
Highest level of education attained (age 46 years)
 No formal qualifications1242 (25.7%)
 Up to GCSE level1499 (31.0%)
 Up to A-levels or diploma720 (14.9%)
 Degree or higher1373 (28.4%)
Occupational class (age 46 years)
 Routine/semiroutine704 (16.3%)
 Small employer/lower supervisory768 (17.8%)
 Lower managerial/intermediate2031 (47.0%)
 High professional/managerial815 (18.9%)
Income (age 46 years)
 Lowest quartile (<£378 /week)996 (21.9%)
 Low-middle quartile (£378-£692 /week)1161 (25.6%)
 Middle-high quartile (£693–1036/week)1174 (25.9%)
 Highest quartile (>£1036 /week)1211 (26.7%)
Index of Multiple Deprivation (age 46 years)
 Deciles 1–4 (most deprived)1318 (27.0%)
 Deciles 5–61026 (21.0%)
 Deciles 7–81228 (25.1%)
 Deciles 9–10 (least deprived)1314 (26.9%)
Movement behaviours*, mean±SD
WEEKDAYWEEKEND
Composition 1—based on intensity:
 Sleep (hours/day)7.0 (±1.2)7.7 (±1.6)
 Sedentary behaviour (hours/day)10 (±2.2)9.2 (±2.1)
 Light activity (hours/day)4.7 (±1.8)4.7 (±1.7)
 Moderate-vigorous physical activity (hours/day)1.3 (±0.56)1.3 (±0.64)
Composition 2—based on activity or posture type
 Sleep (hours/day)7.0 (±1.2)7.7 (±1.6)
 Lying (hours/day)1.6 (±1.2)2.0 (±1.5)
 Sitting (hours/day)8.5 (±2.4)7.2 (±2.2)
 Standing (hours/day)3.2 (±1.3)3.2 (±1.3)
 Moving (hours/day)1.3 (±0.59)1.3 (±0.54)
 Walking (hours/day)1.4 (±0.55)1.3 (±0.59)
 Combined exercise-like activity (hours/day)†0.18 (±0.18)0.20 (±0.30)
  • *Total time may not sum to 24 hours as mean wear time was 22.9±1.1 hours/day.

  • †Equivalent to 11±11 min and 12±18 min on weekdays and weekends, respectively.

  • GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education.