Table 4 Associations between work, leisure, television viewing and computer usea

From: Estimated activity patterns in British 45 year olds: cross-sectional findings from the 1958 British birth cohort

Work hours/week quartile Leisure hours/week mean (95% CI) Television viewing >21 h/week Leisure-time computer use (none) Work MET hours/week quartile Leisure MET hours/week mean (95% CI) Television viewing >21 h/wk Leisure-time computer use (none)
Men (n=1649)
 1 (least) 9.0 (8.1, 9.8) 20% 22% 1 (least) 33.0 (29.9, 36.3) 21% 19%
 2 9.1 (8.3, 9.9) 18% 16% 2 36.3 (33.1, 39.6) 14% 13%
 3 9.8 (8.9, 10.7) 17% 19% 3 42.5 (38.9, 46.2) 17% 18%
 4 (most) 10.3 (9.3, 11.2) 21% 26% 4 (most) 45.6 (41.6, 49.9) 25% 35%
Pb 0.15 0.12 <0.0001   <0.0001 0.003 <0.0001
Women (n=1633)
 1 (least) 6.4 (5.8, 7.0) 25% 31% 1 (least) 25.3 (22.9, 27.9) 22% 28%
 2 6.9 (6.3, 7.6) 17% 27% 2 25.0 (22.7, 27.5) 17% 29%
 3 6.1 (5.5, 6.7) 17% 35% 3 29.0 (26.5, 31.6) 14% 29%
 4 (most) 6.5 (5.9, 7.1) 16% 30% 4 (most) 26.7 (24.2, 29.4) 21% 36%
Pb 0.29 0.01 0.10   0.10 0.02 0.12
  1. Participants with complete and plausible data for leisure and work activity, television viewing and computer use in leisure time (see Participants and methods for details).
  2. bP-value from ANOVA (leisure hours/week), or χ2-test (television viewing and computer use).