Table 12 Daily average times of primary activities laboring L, sleeping S and eating M, and TV watching T.

From: Latitudinal trends in human primary activities: characterizing the winter day as a synchronizer

Country Label Labor duration Sleep time Eat time TV time
L ΔL S M TV
Time Use Survey (employees in weekday only)
United States USA 07 h55 m −01 h35 m 07 h45 m 01 h00 m 02 h40 m
Spain ESP 07 h45 m −01 h35 m 07 h30 m 01 h40 m 01 h30 m
Italy ITA 07 h40 m −01 h15 m 07 h40 m 01 h45 m 01 h30 m
Canada CAN 07 h55 m −00 h45 m 07 h45 m 01 h05 m 01 h45 m
France FRA 06 h55 m −01 h25 m 07 h35 m 01 h55 m 02 h20 m
United Kingdom GBR 07 h25 m −00 h15 m 07 h45 m 01 h15 m 01 h55 m
Ireland IRL 06 h45 m −00 h45 m 07 h30 m 01 h45 m 01 h45 m
Denmark DNK 07 h00 m −00 h00 m 07 h05 m 01 h40 m 01 h45 m
Average Variability 2s 07 h25 m \(55\,{\rm{\min }}\) 01 h00 m 01 h10 m 07 h35 m \(25\,{\rm{\min }}\) 01 h30 m \(40\,{\rm{\min }}\) 01 h55 m \(50\,{\rm{\min }}\)
Hetus pre-prepared tables (standard population)
Spain ESP 07 h50 m −01 h25 m 08 h35 m 01 h45 m 02 h50 m
Bulgaria BGR 08 h10 m −00 h50 m 09 h05 m 02 h00 m 02 h50 m
Italy ITA 07 h35 m −01 h20 m 08 h20 m 01 h55 m 02 h00 m
Slovenia SVN 07 h30 m −01 h10 m 08 h20 m 01 h30 m 02 h25 m
France FRA 07 h10 m −01 h10 m 08 h50 m 02 h15 m 03 h10 m
Belgium BEL 07 h20 m −00 h35 m 08 h25 m 01 h50 m 02 h55 m
Germany DEU 07 h15 m −00 h40 m 08 h10 m 01 h45 m 02 h30 m
Poland POL 07 h15 m −00 h35 m 08 h30 m 01 h35 m 02 h25 m
United Kingdom GBR 07 h25 m −00 h15 m 08 h25 m 01 h25 m 02 h55 m
Lithuania LIT 07 h50 m +00 h40 m 08 h30 m 01 h30 m 02 h45 m
Latvia LVA 08 h10 m +01 h30 m 08 h40 m 01 h30 m 02 h40 m
Sweden SWE 07 h40 m +01 h35 m 08 h05 m 01 h35 m 02 h10 m
Estonia EST 08 h05 m +02 h00 m 08 h25 m 01 h15 m 02 h25 m
Norway NOR 07 h10 m +01 h15 m 08 h05 m 01 h20 m 02 h35 m
Finland FIN 07 h30 m +02 h05 m 08 h25 m 01 h20 m 03 h00 m
Average Variability 2s 07 h35 m \(45\,{\rm{\min }}\) \(05\,{\rm{\min }}\) 02 h35 m 08 h25 m \(35\,{\rm{\min }}\) 01 h40 m \(35\,{\rm{\min }}\) 02 h40 m \(40\,{\rm{\min }}\)