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Table 3 Physical activity in the transportation and household domain according to sociodemographic characteristics.

From: Patterns of physical activity in different domains and implications for intervention in a multi-ethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study

  Transportation activity Household activity
  Any activity Median† Any activity Median†
  N (%) (Kcal/week) N (%) (Kcal/week)
  3912 (82) 431 (242-905) 4346 (92) 1710 (696-3474)
Age group     
18-39 years 729 (79) 421 (246-864) 846 (92) 1322 (571-2983)
40-60 years 2434 (83) 438 (240-917) 2714 (92) 1771 (717-3630)
>60 years 749 (85) 410 (240-876) 786 (89) 1892 (772-3481)
p value 0.003 0.6 0.01 <0.0001
Gender     
Male 1807 (79) 507 (291-1061) 1932 (85) 892 (431-1786)
Female 2104 (85) 364 (210-749) 2413 (98) 2765 (1364-4483)
p value <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001 <0.0001
Ethnicity     
Chinese 2615 (81) 414 (234-887) 2929 (91) 1507 (619-3095)
Malay 674 (84) 448 (265-958) 744 (93) 2191 (942-4220)
Asian Indian 621 (85) 457 (257-931) 670 (92) 2345 (862-4445)
p value 0.04 0.02 0.5 <0.0001
Highest level of education     
None/primary 1066 (86.) 420 (242-945) 1121 (90) 2384 (1058-4039)
Secondary 1542 (85) 445 (253-925) 1686 (92) 1899 (754-3718)
Technical school/diploma 774 (80) 419 (226-890) 883 (92) 1374 (625-2879)
University 529 (73) 418 (219-785) 656 (91) 1038 (418-2183)
p value <0.0001 0.02 0.3 <0.0001
Work status     
Working 2647 (81) 441 (250-318) 2930 (90) 1226 (536-2498)
Student 16 (80) 421 (254-595) 18 (90) 914 (433-1516)
Homemaker/housewife 762 (86) 385 (210-827) 876 (99) 4018 (2777-5806)
Retired 364 (84) 406 (243-871) 386 (89) 1716 (745-3259)
Unemployed(able to work) 76 (86) 531 (316-1164) 83 (94) 1831 (886-3556)
Unemployed(unable to work) 22 (69) 424 (169-1544) 22 (69) 1213 (597-2154)
#Others 22 (7) 650 (357-837) 29 (91) 1537 (830-3782)
p value 0.004 0.01 <0.0001 <0.0001
Household income(S$/month)     
Less than $2000 765 (88) 457 (262-1082) 805 (93) 1892 (779-3606)
$2000 to $3999 828 (88) 475 (253-1023) 877 (93) 1621 (704-3474)
$4000 to $5999 413 (82) 477 (238-958) 464 (92) 1489 (661-3267)
$6000 to $9999 318 (77) 426 (234-865) 393 (95) 1284 (583-2591)
More than $ 10 000 149 (66) 388 (204-864) 212 (94) 1023 (389-2285)
Decline to answer 1438 (80) 379 (232-769) 1594 (89) 2009 (754-3775)
p value <0.0001 0.02 <0.0001 0.001
Type of housing     
1-2 room flat 57 (79) 510 (324-869) 66 (92) 2191 (793-3481)
3 room flat 611 (87) 388 (219-837) 645 (92) 1784 (699-3459)
4 room flat 1408 (85) 449 (261-940) 1505 (91) 1848 (771-3606)
5 room or executive flat 1210 (83) 445 (246-903) 1354 (92) 1666 (706-3488)
Private condominium 332 (74) 374 (215-860) 413 (92) 1354 (494-2860)
Private house(landed property) 294 (73) 387 (210-903) 363 (90) 1392 (554-3505)
p value <0.0001 0.003 0.5 <0.0001
  1. Both the proportion of participants participating in an activity and the level of activity among those that engage in that activity is provided.
  2. #Others: disabled persons, persons with large private financial means, prisoners, patients of mental hospitals, inhabitants of homes for the aged and men awaiting call-up for military service are included in this category.
  3. †Median among those with any amount of activity (inter-quartile range).