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Table 4 Prevalence of physical inactivity among children/adolescents using data from Global School-based Student Health Surveys (GSHS)a

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

Country Year of study Age range Sample size Total prevalence of physical inactivity
Definition: < 60 mins per day on five or more days during the past seven days
 Iraq 2012 13-15 2038 80.0
 Lebanon 2011 13-15 2286 65.4
 Mauritania 2010 13-15 2063 83.7
 Morocco 2010 13-15 2924 82.6
 Palestine (Gaza Strip) 2010 13-15 2677 75.8
 Palestine (West Bank) 2010 13-15 1908 81.7
 Qatar 2011 13-15 2021 85.0
 Sudan 2012 13-15 2211 89.0
 Syria 2010 13-15 3102 84.9
 UAE 2010 13-15 2581 72.5
Definition: < 60 mins per day on all 7 days during the past 7 days
 Djibouti 2007 13-15 1777 85.1
 Egypt 2006 13-15 5249 90.6
 Jordan 2007 13-15 2197 85.6
 Kuwait 2015 13-17 3637 84.4
 Libya 2007 13-15 2242 83.9
 Oman 2015 13-17 3468 88.3
 Tunisia 2008 13-15 2870 81.5
 Yemen 2008 13-15 1175 84.8
  1. aAll based on nationally representative samples