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Table 1 Socio-demographic, environmental characteristics and sitting time: differences by LTPA and gender

From: Estimation of leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among school adolescents in Nepal

Characteristics Female (n = 178) Male (n = 227)
No LTPA (n = 89) LTPA (n = 89) p No LTPA (n = 46) LTPA (n = 181) p
Age of student (in years)       
 15-17 67 (47) 76 (53) 0.090 29 (18) 129 (82) 0.279
 18-20 22 (63) 13 (37)   17 (25) 52 (75)  
Place of residence       
 Rural 39 (53) 35 (47) 0.543 20 (22) 71 (78) 0.599
 Urban 50 (48) 54 (52)   26 (19) 110 (81)  
Family type       
 Nuclear 59 (47) 67 (53) 0.187 30 (20) 119 (80) 0.946
 Joint/Extended 30 (58) 22 (42)   16 (21) 62 (80)  
Economic status       
 Low 22 (73) 8 (27) 0.004 24 (23) 81 (77) 0.589
 Medium 26 (38) 43 (63)   13 (20) 53 (80)  
 High 41 (52) 38 (48)   9 (16) 47 (84)  
Type of school       
 Public 31 (48) 34 (52) 0.640 21 (22) 75 (78) 0.605
 Private 58 (51) 55 (49)   25 (19) 106 (81)  
Mode of transport to school      
 Walking 35 (40) 53 (60) 0.006 25 (22) 90 (78) 0.003
 Cycling 31 (53) 27 (47)   10 (12) 76 (88)  
 Vehicles 23 (72) 9 (28)   11 (41) 15 (58)  
Playground in school       
 No 46 (55) 37 (45) 0.176 26 (26) 76 (74) 0.077
 Yes 43 (45) 52 (55)   20 (16) 105 (84)  
Extra-curricular activities at school      
 No 70 (70) 65 (48) 0.381 34 (18) 151 (82) 0.138
 Yes 19 (44) 24 (56)   12 (29) 30 (71)  
Neighborhood walkability      
 No 4 (31) 9 (69) 0.150 5 (21) 19 (79) 0.942
 Yes 85 (51) 80 (49)   41 (20) 162 (80)  
Playground/parks near home      
 No 56 (59) 39 (41) 0.011 31 (25) 91 (75) 0.038
 Yes 33 (40) 50 (60)   15 (14) 90 (86)  
Sitting time       
 ≤ 6 hours 15 (47) 17 (53) 0.696 13 (17) 66 (83) 0.297
 > 6 hours 74 (51) 72 (49)   33 (22) 115 (78)  
 Mean ± SD (hours/day) 8.3 ± 2.1 7.7 ± 1.8 0.082 7.5 ± 2.4 7.3 ± 2.4 0.734
  1. Note: figures in parenthesis denote percentage.