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Table 3 Participation in selected sport-related physical activity types in the previous 12 months

From: The contribution of sport participation to overall health enhancing physical activity levels in Australia: a population-based study

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Group/ PA type Number of participants in ‘PA type’ Number of participants in any type of club sport Number of participants in both PA type and any type of club sport Percentage of ‘PA type’ participants who also participate in club sport Percentage of club sport participants who also participate in ‘PA type’ Concordance between participation in ‘PA type’ and club sport p-value Percentage of non-club sport participants who also participate in ‘PA type’ Difference (percentage points)
     = c/a (%) = c/b (%) (Gamma)   (%) = e-h
All participants          
Aerobics/fitness training 5080 4710 964 19.0 20.5 −0.112 <0.001 24.4 −3.9
Running 2291 4710 724 31.6 15.4 0.280 <0.001 9.3 6.1
Weight training 636 4710 133 20.9 2.8 −0.027 0.575 3.0 −0.2
Walking 7750 4710 1018 13.1 21.6 −0.412 <0.001 39.8 −18.2
Males          
Aerobics/fitness training 1999 2948 502 25.1 17.0 −0.078 0.005 19.3 −2.3
Running 1372 2948 480 35.0 16.3 0.198 <0.001 11.5 4.8
Weight training 413 2948 99 24.0 3.4 −0.096 0.086 4.1 −0.7
Walking 2799 2948 432 15.4 14.7 −0.439 <0.001 30.6 −15.9
Females          
Aerobics/fitness training 3081 1762 462 15.0 26.2 −0.060 0.038 28.6 −2.4
Running 919 1762 244 26.6 13.8 0.338 <0.001 7.3 6.5
Weight training 223 1762 34 15.2 1.9 −0.037 0.686 2.0 −0.1
Walking 4950 1762 586 11.8 33.3 −0.293 <0.001 47.7 −14.4
Aged 15–29          
Aerobics/fitness training 1420 2052 456 32.1 22.2 −0.209 <0.001 30.4 −8.2
Running 834 2052 331 39.7 16.1 0.011 0.785 15.8 0.3
Weight training 204 2052 57 28.0 2.8 −0.259 <0.001 4.7 −1.9
Walking 740 2052 146 19.7 7.1 −0.501 <0.001 18.7 −11.6
Aged 30-49          
Aerobics/fitness training 2055 1597 312 15.2 19.5 −0.236 <0.001 28.1 −8.6
Running 1125 1597 315 28.0 19.7 0.239 <0.001 13.1 6.6
Weight training 269 1597 54 20.1 3.4 −0.015 0.848 3.5 −0.1
Walking 2853 1597 407 14.3 25.5 −0.314 <0.001 39.6 −14.1
Aged 50+          
Aerobics/fitness training 1552 1026 186 12.0 18.1 −0.022 0.599 18.8 −0.7
Running 313 1026 72 23.0 7.0 0.375 <0.001 3.3 3.7
Weight training 156 1026 22 14.1 2.1 0.072 0.554 1.8 0.3
Walking 4015 1026 448 11.2 43.7 −0.110 0.001 49.2 −5.5
Metropolitan          
Aerobics/fitness training 3634 2844 653 18.0 23.0 −0.097 <0.001 26.6 −3.6
Running 1656 2844 500 30.2 17.6 0.300 <0.001 10.3 7.3
Weight training 422 2844 93 22.0 3.3 0.056 0.359 3.0 0.3
Walking 4999 2844 569 11.4 20.0 −0.445 <0.001 39.5 −19.5
Non-metropolitan          
Aerobics/fitness training 1446 1866 312 21.6 16.7 −0.109 0.001 20.0 −3.3
Running 634 1866 223 35.2 11.9 0.270 <0.001 7.2 4.7
Weight training 213 1866 40 18.7 2.1 −0.182 0.023 3.0 −0.9
Walking 2751 1866 448 16.3 24.0 −0.368 <0.001 40.6 −16.6