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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the total population and of the subjects by area

From: Self-reported physical activity behavior of a multi-ethnic adult population within the urban and rural setting in Suriname

  Total population (%) UCA (%) RCA (%) RIA (%) p-value
Total population 4487 (100) 2312 (76.0) 1482 (15.9) 693 (8.1)  
Gender
Men 1654 (48.6) 882 (48.4) 585 (51.8) 187 (44.5) 0.06
Age categories
Mean age (years) 36.2+/−13.6 36.2+/−13.9 36.9+/−13.6 35.6+/−12.8  
15-24 821 (25.0) 405 (25.3) 248 (24.2) 168 (23.2) 0.53
25-34 1012 (23.5) 494 (23.4) 316 (21.9) 202 (27.3)  
35-44 982 (20.8) 507 (20.3) 347 (22.1) 128 (22.2)  
45-54 981 (19.6) 532 (19.7) 327 (19.9) 122 (17.6)  
55-64 691 (11.2) 374 (11.2) 244 (11.9) 73 (9.7)  
Ethnic groups
Creole 594 (13.0) 351 (14.7)a 242 (11.3)b 1(0)c <0.001
Hindustani 1195 (33.4) 832 (36.6)a 362 (34.9)a 1 (0)b  
Javanese 842 (16.4) 399 (15.4)a 443 (29.6)b 0 (0)c  
Maroon 1147 (19.3) 267 (13.0)a 195 (8.7)b 685 (99.5)c  
Mix ethnicity 706 (18.0) 463 (20.3) a 240 (15.4)b 6 (0.5)c  
Economic status*
No income 390 (6.4) 99 (3.9)a 58 (3.2)a 233 (36.6)b <0.001
< SRD 800/month 695 (13.4) 295 (12.2)a 254 (15.9)b 146 (19.9)b  
SRD 800-1499/month 1391 (29.1) 683 (28.1)a 550 (36.7)b 158 (23.4)a  
SRD 1500-2199/month 561 (13.2) 329 (13.8)a 210 (15.6)a 22 (3.8)b  
SRD 2200-2899/month 186 (4.7) 155 (5.1)a 65 (4.5)a 6 (1.1)b  
> SRD 2900/month 338 (9.6) 247 (11.2)a 78 (5.6)b 13 (2.2)c  
Education level*      
No education 389 (5.8) 68 (2.7)a 44 (2.0)a 277 (41.7)b <0.0001
Low level 3234 (71.5) 1613 (70.4)a 1225 (85.1)b 396 (55.1)c  
High level 805 (21.5) 597 (25.6)a 196 (11.9)b 12 (1.6)c  
Meeting recommended level of PA
Moderate-vigorous PA level 2377 (55.5) 1222 (55.7)a 816 (57.9)a 339 (49.1)b 0.02
  1. Abbreviations: UCA: urban coastal area, RCA: rural coastal area ; RIA: rural interior area; SRD = Surinamese Dollar. The percentages between brackets are weighted percentages of the total population within that area. a significant different from b and cat a level of P < 0.05; b significant different from a and c at a level of P < 0.05; c significant different from a and bat a level of P < 0.005. * The numbers do not add up to the column total because of missing data on income and education level.