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Table 2 The sample characteristics and distribution of physical activity by the IPAQ physical activity categories

From: Adherence to physical activity recommendations and the influence of socio-demographic correlates – a population-based cross-sectional study

  N % Low (%) Moderate (%) High (%) pb
Gender       < 0.001
   Women 777 52.9 38.5 42.3 19.1  
   Men 693 47.1 35.5 31.0 33.5  
Age       < 0.001
   18–34 395 26.9 29.8 37.6 32.6  
   35–54 566 38.5 36.5 40.4 23.1  
   55–74 509 34.6 43.6 32.5 23.9  
BMI       
   < 25.0 819 55.7 33.8 39.6 26.6 < 0.001
   25.0–29.9 508 34.6 37.5 34.6 27.9  
   ≥ 30.0 118 8.0 58.9 29.5 11.6  
Education       < 0.001
   College/university 443 30.1 38.9 42.1 19.0  
   High school 632 43.0 32.0 38.3 29.7  
   Other 77 5.2 35.2 35.2 29.6  
   Basic school 318 21.6 45.4 26.8 27.8  
Employment status       < 0.001
   Employed 880 59.9 34.3 39.4 26.4  
   Student 126 8.6 25.4 43.4 31.1  
   Retired 245 16.7 49.8 29.3 21.0  
   Unemployed/unknown 219 14.9 41.5 31.5 27.0  
Income (SEK per year)       0.473
   < 100,000 238 16.2 34.1 36.3 29.6  
   100,000–200,000 436 27.7 40.4 35.8 23.8  
   200,000–300,000 506 34.4 34.1 38.4 27.5  
   > 300,000 226 15.4 36.5 37.9 25.6  
Residential community size       0.010
   Village 384 26.1 31.2 36.9 32.0  
   Small town 355 24.1 35.1 38.4 26.4  
   Medium-size town 291 19.8 38.6 35.0 26.4  
   Large town 381 25.9 41.5 38.5 20.1  
Marital status       0.110
   Single 420 28.6 33.8 36.6 29.6  
   Married/Partner 1046 71.2 38.4 37.1 24.5  
Smoking status       0.349
   Never smoked 765 52.0 34.9 38.1 27.0  
   Former smoker 398 27.1 40.7 33.6 25.3  
   Current smoker 293 19.9 37.1 38.6 24.3  
Self-perceived health       < 0.001
   Excellent 272 18.5 23.2 36.9 39.9  
   Very good 399 27.1 31.7 40.5 27.8  
   Good 478 32.5 40.3 38.6 21.1  
   Satisfactory or poor 309 21.0 51.8 28.8 19.4  
Total 1470a 100a 37.1 36.9 26.0  
  1. a Total numbers may not be equal to 1470 and 100% due to missing data in a few variables.
  2. b p for the differences between groups as calculated by chi-square test.