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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of study participants

From: Association of leisure and occupational physical activities and health-related quality of life: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study

 Total
(n = 7800)
Men
(n = 3557)
Women
(n = 4243)
P value
Age (year)46.4 ± 14.946.6 ± 15.846.2 ± 14.30.313
Marital status n(%)
 Married5950 (76.3)2770 (77.9)3180 (75.1)0.003
 Unmarried (single/widowed/divorced)1841 (23.6)785 (22.1)1056 (24.9)
Level of education n(%)
 Illiterate/Primary1860 (23.9)695 (19.5)1165 (27.5)< 0.001
 Secondary3175 (40.7)1500 (42.2)1675 (39.5)
 Higher2760 (35.4)1360 (38.3)1400 (33.0)
Job status n(%)
 Unemployed/student/housewife3275 (42.0)272 (7.6)3003 (70.8)< 0.001
 Unemployed, but had other sources of income1079 (13.8)664 (18.7)415 (9.8)
 Employed3442 (44.2)2620 (73.7)822 (19.4)
Physical activity n(%)
 Low2552 (23.7)1368 (38.5)1184 (27.9)< 0.001
 Moderate3892 (49.9)1347 (37.9)2545 (60.0)
 High1356 (17.4)842 (23.7)514 (12.1)
Leisure time METS*9.3 (4.1–19)11.0 (4.8–22.3)7.9 (4.0–16.5)< 0.001
Occupational METS*11.1 (2.8–27.8)6.9 (0–35.7)13.9 (5.6–27.8)< 0.001
Total METS*18.1 (7.0–37.4)17.1 (4.9–47.6)18.9 (8.3–33.3)0.172
Smoking n(%)
 Yes1049 (13.5)884 (24.9)165 (3.9)< 0.001
 No6750 (86.5)2673 (75.1)4077 (96.1)
Body weight status n(%)
 Normal weight2210 (28.5)1036 (29.2)1174 (27.9)< 0.001
 Overweight3240 (41.7)1650 (46.5)1590 (37.7)
 Obese2312 (29.8)863 (24.3)1449 (34.4)
Diabetes n(%)
 Yes1058 (15.1)474 (14.7)584 (15.4)0.425
 No5942 (84.9)2741 (85.3)3201 (84.6)
Hypertension n(%)
 Yes1721 (22.1)841 (23.7)880 (20.8)0.003
 NO6061 (77.9)2714 (76.3)3347 (79.2)
History of CVD/CHD n(%)
 Yes639 (8.2)368 (10.3)271 (6.4)< 0.001
 No7161 (91.8)3189 (89.7)3972 (93.6)
Chronic kidney diseases n(%)
 Yes1762 (23.0)536 (15.4)1226 (29.4)< 0.001
 No5891 (77.0)2947 (84.6)2944 (70.6)
Cancer n(%)
 Yes99 (1.3)38 (1.1)61 (1.4)0.147
 NO7701 (98.7)3519 (98.9)4182 (98.6)
  1. *Median and interquartile range (Q1-Q3)