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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants

From: Measurement of physical activity in urban and rural South African adults: a comparison of two self-report methods

Variable N All Men (n = 276, 30.3 %) Women (n = 634, 69.7 %) P-value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) (Gender)
Age (years) 910 59.2 (9.5) 59.7 (9.6) 59.1 (9.4) 0.398
 Rural 530 58.5 (8.9)* 59.4 (9.7) 58.0 (8.5) 0.095
 Urban 380 60.4 (10.2) 59.9 (9.6) 60.6 (10.4) 0.574
BMI (kg/m2) 900 26.2 (7.5) 21.8 (4.9) 28.1 (7.7) <0.001
 Rural 526 25.9 (7.2) 21.9 (4.9) 27.6 (7.4) <0.001
 Urban 374 26.6 (7.9) 21.8 (4.9) 28.9 (8.1) <0.001
  1. *Significant difference between rural and urban sample (P = 0.002)
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