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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants stratified by sex (N = 5663)

From: Physical activity and associated factors from a cross-sectional survey among adults in northern Tanzania

Variables Male (n = 2063) Female (n = 3600)  
  n (%) n (%) Total
Age (Years) mean (sd) a 36.7 (12.8) 35.4 (11.8) 5663
Age groups    
 18–29 735 (35.6) 1346 (37.4) 2081
 30–39 532 (25.8) 1065 (29.6) 1597
 40–49 387 (18.8) 641 (17.8) 1028
 50–59 289 (14.0) 414(11.5) 703
 60+ 120 (5.8) 134 (3.7) 254
Education level    
 No education 396 (19.2) 1287 (35.8) 1683
 Primary 1391 (67.4) 2073 (57.6) 3464
 Secondary and above 276 (13.4) 240 (6.7) 516
Occupation    
 Professionals 80 (3.9) 82 (2.3) 162
 Farming 1543 (75.5) 2643 (74.1) 4186
 Business 132 (6.5) 652 (18.3) 784
 Skilled work 123 (6.0) 73 (2.1) 196
 Unskilled work 164 (8.0) 119 (3.3) 283
Residence    
 Urban 627 (30.4) 1358 (37.7) 1985
 Rural 1434 (69.6) 2240 (62.3) 3674
 Missing = 4    
Marital status    
 Single/never married 547 (26.5) 273 (7.6) 820
 Married 1409 (73.5) 2573 (92.4) 3982
 Physical activity intensity    
Work-related vigorous activity    
 No 201 (9.7) 580 (16.1) 781
 Yes 1862 (90.3) 3020 (83.9) 4882
Work-related moderate activity    
 No 359 (17.4) 656 (18.2) 1015
 Yes 1703 (82.6)) 2941 (81.8) 4644
HIV    
 Negative 1877 (91.0) 3202 (88.9) 5079
 Positive 185 (8.9) 397 (11.0) 582
 Missing = 1    
Physical activity types    
 Work-related physical activity 1962 (95.1) 3387 (94.1) 5349
 Leisure-time physical activity 1739 (83.3) 1612 (44.8) 3351
 Transport-related physical activity 2046 (99.2) 3506 (97.4) 5552
  1. a Mean age between sex (M vs. F)