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Table 4 Socio-demographic factors associated with sufficient physical activity among females (N = 3600)

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

Characteristics Total nd (%)   Physical activity  
N COR(95%CI) P Value AOR(95%CI) P value
Total 3600 3411 (94.7)     
Age groups
 18–29 1346 1268 (94.2) 1.0    
 30–39 1065 1015 (95.3) 1.24 (0.86–1.79) 0.232   
 40–49 641 608 (94.9) 1.13 (0.74–1.72) 0.558   
 50–59 414 394 (95.2) 1.21 (0.73–2.00) 0.455   
 60+ 134 126 (94.0) 0.96 (0.45–2.05) 0.934   
Education level
 No education 1287 1245 (96.7) 1.0    
 Primary 2073 1950 (94.1) 0.53 (0.37–0.76) 0.001   
 Secondary 240 216 (90.0) 0.30 (0.18–0.51) <0.001   
Occupation
 Professionals 82 76 (92.7) 1.0   1.0  
 Farming 2643 2588 (97.9) 3.71 (1.55–8.89) 0.003 2.83 (1.17–6.86)*** 0.021
 Business 652 536 (82.2) 0.36 (0.15–0.85) 0.021 0.39 (0.16–0.92)*** 0.032
 Skilled work 73 68 (93.2) 1.07 (0.31–3.67) 0.910 1.04 (0.30–3.60) 0.942
 Unskilled work 119 113 (95.0) 1.48 (0.46–4.78) 0.506 1.38 (0.42–4.47) 0.586
Residence
 Urban 1358 1223 (90.1) 1.0   1.0  
 Rural 2240 2186 (97.6) 4.46 (3.23–6.17)   2.27 (1.59–3.24)*** < 0.001
Marital status
 Single/never married 273 258 (94.5) 1.0    
 Married 3327 3153 (94.8) 1.05 (0.61–1.81)    
  1. d Number of participants with sufficient physical activity (values may not sum to 3411 due to missing data)
  2. ***P value < 0.05 adjusted for occupation and place of residence