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Table 4 Participation in selected sport-related physical activity types in the previous 2 weeks

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
     = c/a (%) = c/b (%) (Gamma)   (%) = e-h
All participants          
Aerobics/fitness training 3687 3087 450 12.2 14.6 −0.108 <0.001 17.5 −2.9
Running 1573 3087 319 20.3 10.3 0.227 <0.001 6.7 3.6
Weight training 488 3087 73 15.0 2.4 0.029 0.660 2.3 0.1
Walking 6718 3087 525 7.8 17.0 −0.421 <0.001 33.4 −16.4
Males          
Aerobics/fitness training 1518 1997 245 16.1 12.3 −0.102 0.004 14.7 −2.4
Running 943 1997 197 20.9 9.9 0.076 0.081 8.6 1.3
Weight training 349 1997 62 17.8 3.1 −0.032 0.643 3.3 −0.2
Walking 2453 1997 237 9.7 11.9 −0.435 <0.001 25.5 −13.6
Females         0.0  
Aerobics/fitness training 2169 1089 204 9.4 18.7 −0.040 0.317 20.0 −1.3
Running 629 1089 122 19.4 11.2 0.396 <0.001 5.2 6.0
Weight training 139 1089 12 8.6 1.1 −0.081 0.569 1.3 −0.2
Walking 4265 1089 288 6.8 26.4 −0.308 <0.001 40.4 −14.0
Aged 15–29          
Aerobics/fitness training 1023 1354 229 22.4 16.9 −0.119 0.003 20.5 −3.6
Running 599 1354 152 25.4 11.2 −0.016 0.748 11.5 −0.3
Weight training 159 1354 30 18.9 2.2 −0.207 0.024 3.3 −1.1
Walking 614 1354 58 9.4 4.3 −0.579 <0.001 14.4 −10.1
Aged 30–49          
Aerobics/fitness training 1425 970 108 7.6 11.1 −0.313 <0.001 19.3 −8.2
Running 725 970 128 17.7 13.2 0.226 <0.001 8.8 4.4
Weight training 205 970 32 15.6 3.3 0.131 0.218 2.6 0.7
Walking 2430 970 162 6.7 16.7 −0.427 <0.001 33.3 −16.6
Aged 50+          
Aerobics/fitness training 1200 745 110 9.2 14.8 0.013 0.815 14.5 0.3
Running 234 745 38 16.2 5.1 0.337 0.003 2.6 2.5
Weight training 118 745 12 10.2 1.6 0.069 0.669 1.4 0.2
Walking 3541 745 297 8.4 39.9 −0.064 0.097 43.0 −3.1
Metropolitan          
Aerobics/fitness training 2643 1923 334 12.6 17.4 −0.055 0.077 19.1 −1.7
Running 1159 1923 248 21.4 12.9 0.291 <0.001 7.5 5.4
Weight training 316 1923 58 18.3 3.0 0.178 0.030 2.1 0.9
Walking 4359 1923 302 6.9 15.7 −0.459 <0.001 33.4 −17.7
Non-metropolitan          
Aerobics/fitness training 1044 1163 115 11.0 9.9 −0.217 <0.001 14.6 −4.7
Running 413 1163 71 17.2 6.1 0.069 0.328 5.4 0.7
Weight training 172 1163 15 8.7 1.3 −0.315 0.003 2.5 −1.2
Walking 2359 1163 223 9.5 19.2 −0.359 <0.001 33.5 −14.3