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Table 1 Physical activity by demographics of the study population, Canada, 2002

From: Individual, social, environmental, and physical environmental correlates with physical activity among Canadians: a cross-sectional study

Variables Mean (SD) N Means of physical activity level (SD) (MET-hours*) Sufficient PA** N (%)
Ages (yrs) 43.47 (15.71)    
   15–19   267 76.40 (57.95) 240 (89.3)
   20–29   877 75.70 (69.75) 751 (85.6)
   30–39   1090 66.63 (65.96) 879 (80.6)
   40–49   1135 63.71 (63.57 925 (81.5)
   50–59   878 59.97 (63.99) 666 (75.9)
   60–69   590 51.73 (59.48) 410 (69.5)
   70–79   330 36.35 (47.50) 191 (57.9)
Gender     
   Male   2313 77.14 (72.39) 1916 (82.8)
   Female   2854 52.02 (54.57) 2146 (75.2)
Education level     
   Elementary   258 55.22 (65.44) 160 (62.0)
   Secondary   2072 70.71 (71.39) 1608 (77.6)
   Tech school or college   1145 65.16 (63.77) 921 (80.4)
   University or higher   1621 54.04 (52.99) 1322 (81.6)
Marital status     
   Living with a partner   3033 62.52 (64.72) 2365 (78.0)
   Separated or divorced   532 67.71 (69.06) 413 (77.6)
   Widowed   281 39.44 (50.19) 168 (59.8)
   Single not married   1298 68.73 (63.46) 1096 (84.4)
Employment status     
   Work full-time   2503 70.04 (68.00) 2082 (83.2)
   Work part-time   630 69.85 (65.27) 525 (83.3)
   In school not working   348 57.70 (51.85) 290 (83.3)
   Homemaker (no pay)   317 45.10 (47.48) 232 (73.2)
   Laid off or unemployed   217 65.74 (66.30) 161 (74.2)
   Disabled   160 23.98 (37.90) 77 (48.1)
   Retired   676 43.44 (48.85) 443 (65.5)
   Self-employed   276 85.18 (78.85) 221 (80.1)
Number of children aged 1–14 yrs     
   0   3418 60.77 (63.15) 2638 (77.2)
   1   595 67.49 (66.60) 474 (79.7)
   2   581 62.97 (63.50) 459 (79.0)
   ≥ 3   218 66.77 (68.80) 173 (79.4)
Household income (Canadian $)     
   <20,000   649 52.30 (60.30) 440 (67.8)
   20,000 – <50,000   1684 68.55 (68.19) 1326 (78.7)
   50,000 – <80,000   1084 65.97 (63.73) 903 (83.3)
   ≥ 80,000   962 61.12 (59.11) 805 (83.7)
Self-rated health     
   Excellent   1424 72.37 (67.78) 1200 (84.3)
   Good   2775 63.31 (63.56) 2214 (79.8)
   Fair   742 52.69 (59.37) 528 (71.2)
   Poor   204 39.01 (57.37) 103 (50.5)
Intention 5.94 (0.92)    
Self-efficacy (mean score) 5.67 (1.26)    
Perceived barriers to PA (mean score) 3.85 (1.41)    
Perceived health benefit (mean score) 5.83 (0.68)    
Social support (mean score) 4.11 (1.08)    
Facility availability (mean score) 2.25 (0.45)    
  1. *The calculation of MET-hours shown in the methods section.
  2. **Sufficient PA was defined in the methods section.