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Table 3 Comparison of Sedentary Behavior Rate between Japanese Male and Female versus Age- and Gender-adjusted J-NHANS

From: Assessing physical activity in daily life, exercise, and sedentary behavior among Japanese moving to westernized environment: a cross-sectional study of Japanese migrants at an urban primary care center in Pittsburgh

Characteristics Male in Pitt J-NHANS Female in Pitt J-NHANS
(Male) (Female)
Sitting/lying, weekday     
 Longer half group├ 50.0n.s. 50.8 45.6 73.0
Sitting/lying, weekend     
 Longer half group 42.5* 60.6 33.3 78.3
TV/computer, Weekday     
 Longer half group┬ 52.5* 37.1 56.1* 73.0
TV/computer, Weekend     
 Longer half group┬ 42.5n.s. 54.7 28.9 81.2
  1. ├Sitting/lying time > 8 hours/day for male and > 6 hours/day for female.
  2. Sitting/lying time > 6 hours/day for male and > 4 hours/day for female.
  3. ┬TV/computer time during weekday > 4 hours/day for male and >2 hours/day for female.
  4. Pitt indicates Pittsburgh; J-NHANS, the National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan.
  5. *indicates p < 0.05; p < 0.001; n.s., not significant.