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Table 1 Descriptive characteristic of individuals by location

From: Association between perceived built environmental attributes and physical activity among adults in South Africa

Variables (N (%)) Urban = 290 Rural = 381 p-value All = 671
Covariates
Sex    0.915  
 Males 69 (23.8) 92 (24.1)   161 (24.0)
 Females 221 (76.2) 289 (79.9)   510 (76.0)
Age    0.303  
 35-44 87 (30.0) 134 (35.2)   221 (32.9)
 45-54 100 (34.5) 129 (33.9)   229 (34.1)
 55 + 103 (35.5) 118 (31.0)   221 (32.9)
Marital status    0.019  
 Single 132 (45.5) 133 (34.9)   265 (39.5)
 Married 106 (36.6) 171 (44.9)   277 (41.3)
 Divorce 52 (17.9) 77 (20.2)   129 (19.2)
Education status    0.165  
 Primary 86 (29.7) 190 (49.9)   276 (41.1)
 Secondary 186 (64.1) 179 (47.0)   365 (54.4)
 Tertiary 18 (6.2) 12 (3.1)   30 (4.5)
Occupation    0.558  
 Less skilled 241 (83.1) 323 (84.8)   564 (84.1)
 Skilled 49 (16.9) 58 (15.2)   107 (15.9)
Ethnicity    0.130  
 Black African 285 (98.3) 379 (99.5)   664 (99.0)
 Colored 5 (1.7) 2 (0.5)   7 (1.0)
Physical activity outcomes
Leisure-time physical activitya    0.125  
  < 150 min/week 181 (85.4) 194 (90.2)   375 (87.8)
  ≥ 150 min/week 31 (14.6) 21 (9.8)   52 (12.2)
Walking for leisurea    0.095  
  < 150 min/week 153 (53.3) 226 (59.8)   379 (57.0)
  ≥ 150 min/week 134 (46.7) 152 (40.2)   286 (43.0)
Transport-related physical activitya    0.018  
  < 150 min/week 199 (84.7) 255 (91.4)   454 (88.3)
  ≥ 150 min/week 36 (15.3) 24 (8.6)   60 (11.7)
Total physical activity    <0.001  
  < 150 min/week 63 (21.7) 146 (38.3)   209 (31.1)
  ≥ 150 min/week 227 (78.3) 235 (61.7)   462 (68.9)
  1. asub sample less than 671 due to missing variables
  2. Bold is significant p value