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Table 3 Socio-demographic factors associated with sufficient physical activity among males (N = 2063)

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

Characteristics Total   Physical activity
N nd (%) COR(95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Total 2063 2007 (97.3%)   
Age groups
 18–29 735 714 (97.1%) 1.0  
 30–39 532 514 (96.6) 0.83 (0.44–1.59)
 40–49 387 378 (97.7) 1.23 (0.56–2.72)
 50–59 289 284 (98.3) 1.67 (0.62–0.62)
 60+ 120 117 (97.5) 1.14 (0.33–3.90)
Education level
 No education 396 381 (96.2) 1.0  
 Primary 1391 1359 (97.7) 1.67 (0.89–3.11)
 Secondary and above 276 267 (97.7) 1.16 (0.50–2.71)
Occupation
 Professionals 80 74 (92.5) 1.0 1.0
 Farming 1543 1518 (98.4) 4.92 (1.95–12.36) 9.75 (3.68–5.82)***
 Business 132 125 (94.7) 1.44 (0.46–4.47) 1.80 (0.56–5.74)
 Skilled work 123 114 (92.7) 1.02 (0.35–3.00) 1.43 (0.47–4.33)
 Unskilled work 164 155 (94.5) 1.39 (0.47–4.06) 2.02 (0.67–6.11)
Residence
 Urban 627 619 (98.7) 1.0 1.0
 Rural 1434 1386 (96.7) 0.37 (0.17–0.79) 0.19 (0.08–0.42)***
Marital status
 Single/never married 547 532 (97.3) 1.0  
 Married 1515 1474 (97.3) 1.01 (0.55–1.84)
  1. COR Crude odds ratio; AOR Adjusted odds ratio
  2. dNumber of participants with sufficient physical activity (values may not sum to 2007 due to missing data)
  3. ***P value < 0.05 adjusted for occupation and place of residence