Table 1.

Baseline (2008–2011) characteristics of sample from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos by quartile of sedentary time

VariableTotal Sample (n= 7134)Quartiles of Sedentary Time
1 (n= 1780)2 (n= 1782)3 (n=1782)4 (n= 1790)
Sedentary time, h/d, median (range)12.0 (1.0–16.0)9.9 (1.0–10.8)11.5 (10.8–12.0)12.4 (12.0–13.0)13.6 (13.0–16.0)
MVPA, min/d, median (range)106.2 (0.0–5017.3)205.3 (0.0–5017.3)121.0 (0.0–1324.2)89.8 (0.0–1603.0)47.6 (0.0–1549.3)
Age, yr, mean (SEM)39.6 (0.33)38.0 (0.50)38.6 (0.58)40.3 (0.58)41.4 (0.74)
Women, % (SE)51.7 (0.95)41.7 (1.85)54.0 (2.15)57.1 (2.14)54.1 (1.94)
Hispanic/Latino background, mean (SEM)
 Mexican37.2 (1.71)48.7 (2.73)41.7 (2.23)34.0 (2.20)24.3 (2.01)
 Cuban20.8 (1.72)17.6 (2.08)21.6 (2.25)24.0 (2.52)20.2 (2.12)
 Puerto Rican15.7 (0.95)12.0 (1.42)14.2 (1.49)15.2 (1.39)21.4 (1.65)
 Dominican9.7 (0.79)5.6 (1.07)6.3 (0.89)9.9 (1.34)16.8 (1.47)
 Central American7.6 (0.77)7.5 (1.15)7.3 (1.14)7.7 (0.91)7.8 (0.98)
 South American4.9 (0.39)4.2 (0.58)4.6 (0.74)5.9 (0.78)4.7 (0.71)
 Other4.2 (0.53)4.5 (1.11)4.2 (1.36)3.2 (0.77)4.8 (0.88)
< High school, % (SE)31.1 (1.00)33.5 (1.95)29.9 (1.69)28.0 (1.68)32.8 (1.83)
Annual income, ≤$20,000, mean (SEM)47.1 (1.24)44.1 (2.18)45.3 (2.25)47.0 (2.20)52.3 (2.07)
Health insurance, % (SE)50.0 (1.22)40.5 (2.06)46.0 (2.05)53.3 (2.18)60.1 (2.07)
Spanish language preference, % (SE)74.7 (1.16)79.6 (2.09)74.1 (2.00)74.0 (1.83)71.0 (2.08)
US born, % (SE)23.1 (1.08)19.3 (1.80)23.3 (1.98)23.7 (1.84)26.2 (1.94)
≥10 yr in the United States, % (SE)70.3 (1.29)68.4 (2.00)69.2 (2.04)70.4 (2.03)73.3 (1.83)
Diabetes, % (SE)11.0 (0.50)6.9 (0.72)8.3 (0.74)11.2 (1.06)17.4 (1.29)
Hypertension, % (SE)17.2 (0.69)12.9 (1.07)15.3 (1.17)16.5 (1.33)24.0 (1.37)
Current smoker, % (SE)19.8 (0.89)22.4 (1.72)19.4 (1.61)19.7 (1.81)17.6 (1.60)
Current alcohol use, % (SE)0.9 (0.14)0.7 (0.35)0.6 (0.19)1.0 (0.29)1.2 (0.29)
Systolic BP, mm Hg, mean (SEM)118.1 (0.28)117.4 (0.53)117.2 (0.54)117.4 (0.56)120.2 (0.59)
Diastolic BP, mm Hg, mean (SEM)71.3 (0.21)70.7 (0.42)71.2 (0.41)70.9 (0.43)72.5 (0.37)
Body mass index, kg/m2, mean (SEM)29.3 (0.13)28.9 (0.22)29.2 (0.23)29.2 (0.29)29.7 (0.25)
Total cholesterol, mg/dl, mean (SEM)192.6 (0.85)192.0 (1.48)191.8 (1.56)193.5.(1.90)193.1 (1.47)
LDL cholesterol, mg/dl, mean (SEM)119.4 (0.73)119.6 (1.32)119.0 (1.32)119.7 (1.58)119.3 (1.24)
HDL cholesterol, mg/dl, mean (SEM)48.3 (0.27)48.0 (0.51)48.5 (0.58)48.9 (0.47)47.7 (0.50)
Triglycerides, mg/dl, mean (SEM)126.8 (1.73)122.9 (3.09)123.3 (3.19)126.4 (3.49)134.4 (3.87)
Glycosylated hemoglobin, % (SE)5.6 (0.02)5.6 (0.03)5.6 (0.03)5.6 (0.03)5.7 (0.04)
CRP, mg/L, mean (SEM)3.5 (0.09)3.1 (0.16)3.3 (0.19)3.5 (0.17)4.0 (0.19)
eGFR (ml/min per 1.73 m2), mean (SEM)109.0 (0.40)111.8 (0.63)110.5 (0.63)108.3 (0.68)105.5 (0.75)
ACR (mg/g) (median, range)6.0 (4.4–8.9)5.8 (4.2–8.3)6.1 (4.4–8.9)5.9 (4.4–9.1)6.3 (4.5–9.7)
ACE inhibitor or ARB, % (SE)9.3 (0.47)6.1 (0.66)7.8 (0.81)9.4 (1.02)13.9 (1.10)
  • MVPA, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; CRP, C-reactive protein; ACR, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio; ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker.