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Table 2 Characteristics of the study sample by leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) level

From: Prevalence of leisure-time sedentary behaviour and sociodemographic correlates: a cross-sectional study in Spanish adults

   n % LTPA level % (z) χ2(df) P C
Low Moderate to high
  Total 1330 100 76.3 23.7
Country of birth Spain 1218 91.6 75.9 (-1.1) 24.1 (1.1) 1.10 (1) 0.293 0.02
Other country 112 8.4 80.4 (1.1) 19.6 (-1.1)
Sex Male 644 48.4 69.6 (-5.6) 30.4 (5.6) 31.47 (1) <0.001 0.15
Female 686 51.6 82.7 (5.6) 17.3 (-5.6)
Age (years) 18-30 359 27.0 70.5 (-3.0) 29.5 (3.0) 10.21 (3) 0.017 0.09
31-40 324 24.4 77.2 (0.4) 22.8 (-0.4)
41-50 334 25.1 80.2 (1.9) 19.8 (-1.9)
51-65 313 23.5 78.0 (0.8) 22.0 (-0.8)
Civil state Single 496 37.3 71.8 (-3.0) 28.2 (3.0) 10.44 (3) 0.015 0.09
Married 743 55.9 78.7 (2.3) 21.3 (-2.3)
Separated 64 4.8 84.4 (1.6) 15.6 (-1.6)
Widow 2.7 2.0 74.1 (-0.3) 25.9 (0.3)
Education level Primary or less 358 26.9 75.7 (-0.3) 24.3 (0.3) 0.11 (2) 0.942 0.00
Secondary 481 36.2 76.7 (0.3) 23.3 (-0.3)
Further 491 36.9 76.4 (0.0) 23.6 (0.0)
Employment status Student 129 9.7 72.1 (-1.2) 27.9 (1.2) 4.56 (4) 0.335 0.05
Employed 768 57.7 78.3 (1.9) 21.7 (-1.9)
Housework 163 12.3 73.6 (-0.9) 26.4 (0.9)
Unemployed 189 14.2 75.7 (-0.2) 24.3 (0.2)
Retired 81 6.1 72.6 (-1.0) 27.4 (1.0)
Economic status High or middle-high 240 18.0 70.8 (-2.2) 29.2 (2.2) 7.39 (2) 0.048 0.07
Middle 680 51.1 77.5 (1.0) 22.5 (-1.0)
Low-middle or low 319 24.0 76.2 (-0.1) 23.8 (0.1)
No reply 91 6.8 82.4 (1.4) 17.6 (-1.4)
LTPA of father Often 329 24.7 71.1 (-2.6) 28.9 (2.6) 9.56 (2) 0.008 0.09
Sometimes, rarely 92 6.9 72.7 (-1,3) 27.3 (1.3)
Never 909 68.3 78.8 (3.1) 21.2 (-3.1)
LTPA of mother Often 245 18.4 71.8 (-1.8) 28.2 (1.8) 7.49 (2) 0.042 0.07
Sometimes, rarely 78 5.9 72.5 (-1.2) 27.5 (1.2)
Never 1007 75.7 77.9 (2.3) 22.1 (-2.3)
  1. Abbreviations: n number of individuals, % percentage of individuals, z typified residuals, χ2 value of chi-squared test, df degrees of freedom, P statistical significance probability, C contingency coefficient. In bold: percentages and typified residuals statistically significant.