Table 2

Characteristics of the cohort in 1999/2000 and 2005

Cross-sectional characteristics20002005
Age (mean, years)*49.3 (11.1)54.3 (11.1)
Weight (mean, kg)76.2 (15.6)77.9 (16.3)
Waist circumference (mean, cm)89.4 (13.4)91.6 (13.6)
Smoking status (% never)6361
Diabetes (%)4.96.4
Exercise time (mean, min/week)*283 (330)306 (338)
TV time (mean, min/week)*703 (512)764 (539)
Energy intake (mean, kJ/day)*8225 (3112)7681 (2998)
Period 1Period 2
Changes during follow-up
 Weight change (mean, kg)1.7 (5.2)0.9 (6.1)
 Waist circumference change (mean, cm)2.1 (6.2)3.2 (6.9)
 Follow-up (mean, years)*5.0 (0.15)6.9 (0.34)
 Proportion gaining weight (%)*64.556.8
 Annualised weight change (mean, kg/years)*0.34 (1.04)0.13 (0.89)
 Annualised WC change (mean, cm/years)0.43 (1.25)0.46 (1.00)
  • Data are per cent or mean (SD).

  • *Significant difference (p<0.05).