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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants according to the WHO recommended levels of physical activity for adults aged 18–64 years (MET-h/week). The SUN Project 1999–2018

From: Dimensions of leisure-time physical activity and risk of depression in the “Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra” (SUN) prospective cohort

 < 10 MET-h/wk10 to 20 MET-h/wk> 20 MET-h/wk
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Age (years)37.5 (11.7)36.6 (11.9)36.6 (12.1)
Women (%)66.961.352.6
Education Level (%)College24.624.622.9
Post grade49.84848.3
Master7.28.28.7
Doctorate9.510.410.0
Sleep (h/d)7.4 (1.0)7.4 (1.0)7.4 (1.0)
Siesta (mid-day nap) (h/d)0.5 (.5)0.5 (0.5)0.6 (0.5)
Average time watching TV (h/d)1.7 (1.4)1.6 (1.3)1.5 (1.2)
Body mass index (kg/m2)23.6 (3.7)23.4 (3.4)23.4 (3.2)
Total energy intake (kcal/d)2309 (611)2321 (601)2405 (621)
MEDAS (14-itens)5.4 (1.8)5.5 (1.8)5.8 (1.9)
Use of special diets (%)6.366.918.48
Alcohol intake (g/d)6.0 (10.2)6.3 (9.3)7.2 (9.6)
Smoking pack-years6.1 (10.7)4.9 (9.1)4.9 (9.1)
Hypertensiona(%)9.178.858.75
Diabetes mellitusb(%)1.721.321.72
Cancer (%)3.393.073.69
Competitiveness levelc6.8 (1.8)7.0 (1.7)7.1 (1.6)
Psychological tension levelc5.9 (2.2)5.8 (2.1)5.8 (2.1)
Dependency levelc3.6 (2.8)3.7 (2.8)3.5 (2.9)
Leisure-time physical activity hours (hours/week)1.8 (1.8)3.1 (0.8)8.0 (4)
Average METs4.6 (1.1)5.0 (1.1)5.2 (1.1)
Changes in physical activitydNo change47.242.141.1
Increased35.736.937.7
Decreased17.121.019.7
  1. a Or antihypertensive treatment
  2. b Or antidiabetic treatment
  3. c Scale (0–10)
  4. d Reported in the 2th and 4th year follow-up questionnaires
  5. MET metabolic equivalents
  6. MEDAS Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener questionnaire