Table 3

Spearman's correlation coefficients between sedentary behaviour and physical activity, and BMI, waist circumference, and known risk factors of obesity in men

BMIWCEnergy intakeDiet scoreAlcohol consumptionSocioeconomic statusSmokingSleep durationAgeGenetic obesity risk score
Sedentary behaviour
 Total sedentary time (h/day)*0.115***0.14***0.0030.020.07*−0.040.08*0.020.000.08*
 Screen time (h/day)†0.13***0.11***−0.01−0.040.09**0.000.05−0.04−0.09*0.07*
 TV viewing (h/day)0.20***0.21***−0.00−0.08*0.12***−0.10**0.11***−0.050.030.00
 Computer use (h/day)0.01−0.03−0.010.020.000.12***−0.07*0.00−0.16***0.09**
 Reading (h/day)0.020.040.09**0.20***−0.060.11***−0.060.060.08*0.01
 Other relaxation (h/day)0.14***0.12***−0.03−0.020.03−0.16***0.10**0.030.09*0.03
 Listening to radio/music (h/day)0.050.040.070.050.02−0.11**0.07*0.020.030.04
Physical activity
 Total MET index (MET h/week)−0.05−0.12***0.09*0.26***−0.030.21***−0.22***0.10**−0.00−0.02
 Leisure-time exercise (MET h/week)−0.03−0.11***0.08*0.21***−0.000.23***−0.23***0.11***−0.01−0.02
 Active commuting (MET h/week)−0.07*−0.10**0.070.21***−0.040.03−0.06−0.00−0.000.01
 Light gardening and related housework activity (h/month)−0.03−0.030.050.14***0.020.03−0.010.04−0.020.03
 Moderate gardening and related (h/month)−0.00−0.000.14***0.03−0.03−0.010.033−0.050.020.01
 Strenuous gardening and related (h/month)0.010.010.17***−0.08*0.02−0.12***0.11**−0.040.09**0.00
 Occupational physical workload (scale 1–6)0.050.020.13***−0.14***0.02−0.64***0.17***−0.13***0.08*0.06
  • *p<0.05.

  • **p<0.01.

  • ***p<0.001.

  • MET index=leisure-time exercise+active commuting.

  • *TV viewing+computer use+reading+listening to radio/music+other relaxation.

  • †TV viewing+computer use.

  • BMI, body mass index; MET, metabolic equivalent; diet score, adherence to the recommended diet; WC, waist circumference.