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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 159)

From: Validity and reliability of an adapted arabic version of the long international physical activity questionnaire

  Total sample
Age (years) 33.1 ± 12.9
Gender, n (%)
 Men 50 (31.4)
 Women 109 (68.6)
Weight (kg) 67.1 ± 14.1
Height (cm) 167.2 ± 8.3
BMI (kg/m2) 23.9 ± 3.9
BMI categories, n (%)
 Underweight 7 (4.4)
 Normal weight 95 (60.1)
 Overweight 47 (29.7)
 Obese 9 (5.7)
Daily MET-minutesa 1082.7 ± 3.7
Marital status, n (%)
 Single 100 (62.9)
 Engaged, married 56 (35.2)
 Divorced, separated, widowed 3 (1.9)
Occupational status, n (%)
 Instructors 49 (30.8)
 Employee 50 (31.4)
 Student 60 (37.7)
Financial status, n (%)
 Wealthy 54 (34)
 Moderately at ease 78 (49.1)
 Lower socioeconomic status 27 (17)
  1. BMI, body mass index; MET, metabolic equivalent task
  2. aDaily MET-minutes = Total physical activity MET-minutes/week divided by 7 = sum of (Total Work + Total Transport + Total Domestic and Garden + Total Leisure-Time MET-minutes/week scores) /7 [41]
  3. Values are displayed as mean ± standard deviation or number and percentage of participants