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Table 2 Prevalence of correlates of recommended physical activity status (RPALs) in rural South Asian children aged 5–14 years

From: Prevalence and correlates of achieving recommended physical activity levels among children living in rural South Asia—A multi-centre study

Percentages (row) Active mode of travel to school (n = 375) Leisure-time physical activity ≥1 h per day (n = 393) Sedentary activity ≤2 h per day (n = 308)
Age group
 5–9 years 57.5 79.8 62.1
 10–14 years 74.2 70.4 50.5
Sex
 Boys 61.7 80.0 59.7
 Girls 72.1 66.2 51.5
Site
 Matlab 62.0 80.2 37.0
 Goa 69.4 78.8 67.3
 Chennai 69.2 59.6 64.8
Highest household education status
 0–5 years of education 65.6 76.0 61.3
 6 to 12 years of education 68.9 76.3 54.8
 Graduate/Post graduate 59.7 63.2 45.8
Socio-economic statusa (SES)
 Low 69.2 70.3 56.3
 Medium 64.7 75.3 57.6
 High 69.1 75.6 53.1
Leisure-time physical activity
(at school + at home)
  < 1 h/day 67.2 NA 53.8
  ≥ 1 h/day 65.1   55.1
Sedentary activity
  ≤ 2 h/day 67.5 75.2 NA
  > 2 h/day 64.7 74.2  
Mode of transport to school
 Active transport (walk/bicycle) NA 73.9 56.8
 Motorized transport   75.7 53.8
Fruit vegetable intake
  < 5servings/day 67.2 74.4 58.8
  ≥ 5servings/day 63.2 76.1 35.3
Processed food intake
  < 1serving/day 67.6 71.6 59.5
  ≥ 1serving/day 64.5 81.7 46.2
  1. aSES based on tertiles from total monthly expenditures for Indian sites and total household asset score for Matlab, Bangladesh
  2. NA Not Applicable