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Table 2 Prevalence of physical inactivity among adults based on data from WHO-STEPS surveys

From: Physical inactivity, gender and culture in Arab countries: a systematic assessment of the literature

Countrya Year of study Age range Sample size Prevalence of Physical inactivity
National samples
 Comoros 2011 25-64 5556 20.1
 Egypt 2011-2012 15-64 5300 32.1
 Jordan 2007 18+ 3654 5.2
 Iraq 2015 18+ 4120 47.0
 Kuwait 2014 18-69 4391 62.6
 Libya 2009 25-64 3590 43.9
 Lebanon 2008 25-64 1982 45.8
 Palestine 2010-2011 15-64 6957 46.5
 Qatar 2012 18-64 2496 45.9
 Saudi Arabia 2005 25-64 3547 67.6
Subnational samples
 Algeria 2003 25-64 4102 40.7
 Mauritania 2006 25-64 1971b 51.3
 Sudan 2005-2006 25-64 1573 86.8
  1. aFor Bahrain and Oman, surveys were available but no total physical inactivity prevalence could be retrieved; specific prevalence of work, transportation, and leisure time were 71.9%, 63.9%, and 57.1%., respectively for Bahrain and 6.4%, 30.1%, and 53.8% for Oman
  2. bSample size was calculated for age group (25-64) from numbers provided in the report