Table 1

Baseline characteristics by time-spent-walking categories in 27 738 participants

MenWomen
Time spent walkingTime spent walking
<1 h≥1 hp Value*<1 h≥1 hp Value*
No of subjects736381580.2784630359140.0714
Mean (SD) age57.4 (10.6)57.2 (10.2)57.9 (10.1)57.6 (9.7)
Smoking status (%)
 Current and past smoker81.979.80.001112.69.9<0.0001
 Never smoker18.120.287.590.1
Alcohol drinking (%)
 Never and past drinker26.525.10.111774.775.40.1380
 Current drinker, 1–449 g/week61.362.224.323.9
 Current drinker, ≥450 g/week12.212.81.10.7
Body mass index (%)
 <21 kg/m218.520.5<0.000118.619.40.0019
 21–24.9 kg/m253.355.850.752.9
 ≥25 kg/m228.323.730.727.7
Self-rated health (%)
 Good73.179.3<0.000172.578.2<0.0001
 Not good26.920.727.521.8
Sports and physical activity (%)
 ≥3 h/week13.218.7<0.000110.716.6<0.0001
 <3 h/week86.881.389.383.4
History of hypertension (%)
 Presence21.518.6<0.000124.220.1<0.0001
 Absence78.581.475.879.9
History of diabetes mellitus (%)
 Presence7.44.8<0.00015.13.2<0.0001
 Absence92.695.294.996.8
History of cancer (%)
 Presence2.11.80.25632.82.80.9032
 Absence97.998.297.297.2
History of liver disease (%)
 Presence6.95.70.00133.72.90.0223
 Absence93.194.496.397.1
History of kidney disease (%)
 Presence2.92.70.34933.62.70.0049
 Absence97.197.396.497.3
  • * p Values were calculated using the χ2 test.