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Table 1 Probabilities of spending ≥150 min/week in moderate-to-vigorous physical activities amongst 29,039 US adults aged ≥20 years

From: Education-related disparities in reported physical activity during leisure-time, active transportation, and work among US adults: repeated cross-sectional analysis from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2007 to 2016

Physical activity domain, education group All Age group Gender Race/ethnicity
20–39 40–59 ≥60 Men Women White Hispanic Black
% (SE) %a (SE) %a (SE) %a (SE) %a (SE) %a (SE) %a (SE) %a (SE) %a (SE)
Leisure-time
  < 11th grade 18.4 (0.8) 26.5 (1.4) 15.4 (1.1) 10.9 (0.8) 22.1 (1.0) 14.9 (1.0) 17.2 (1.2) 20.8 (1.0) 19.1 (1.1)
 High school 29.7 (0.9) 37.4 (1.3) 28.2 (1.4) 21.1 (1.4) 34.3 (1.1) 25.5 (1.1) 30.6 (1.2) 28.6 (1.4) 28.3 (1.3)
 Some college 36.7 (0.9) 48.4 (1.3) 31.4 (1.4) 28.0 (1.3) 41.5 (1.1) 32.3 (1.1) 37.7 (1.1) 34.9 (1.5) 35.0 (1.1)
 College graduate or higher 51.9 (1.0) 60.8 (1.3) 50.9 (1.4) 40.6 (1.6) 55.4 (1.1) 48.6 (1.4) 55.3 (1.2) 44.6 (2.1) 46.0 (1.6)
P education x year 0.908         
P education x demographic group   0.016    0.253   0.002   
P education x demographic group x year   0.341    0.384   0.535   
Active transportation
  < 11th grade 16.4 (0.9) 19.7 (1.3) 17.6 (1.4) 9.6 (0.7) 18.4 (1.1) 14.5 (1.0) 14.7 (1.2) 18.3 (1.4) 19.3 (1.3)
 High school 10.9 (0.7) 13.0 (1.0) 11.1 (0.9) 7.5 (0.8) 12.8 (0.8) 9.2 (0.8) 9.1 (0.8) 11.5 (1.2) 16.2 (1.1)
 Some college 13.2 (0.7) 17.2 (1.3) 11.0 (0.8) 10.4 (0.9) 15.5 (0.8) 11.0 (0.8) 12.4 (0.9) 15.4 (1.0) 13.8 (1.1)
 College graduate or higher 12.7 (0.8) 16.5 (1.4) 10.9 (0.8) 10.0 (1.1) 14.3 (0.8) 11.2 (0.9) 13.4 (1.0) 11.5 (1.3) 9.6 (0.9)
P education x year 0.111         
P education x demographic group   0.006    0.737   < 0.001   
P education x demographic group x year   0.103    0.168   0.334   
Work
  < 11th grade 36.9 (1.0) 47.3 (1.7) 39.3 (1.5) 19.0 (1.1) 46.0 (1.4) 28.3 (1.3) 41.5 (1.4) 31.1 (1.1) 29.0 (1.3)
 High school 41.0 (1.0) 48.7 (1.5) 43.5 (1.5) 26.6 (1.7) 51.3 (1.1) 31.4 (1.3) 44.6 (1.3) 35.5 (1.5) 34.5 (1.4)
 Some college 40.6 (0.8) 48.1 (1.1) 41.2 (1.4) 29.3 (1.3) 49.2 (1.1) 32.6 (0.9) 43.2 (1.0) 37.0 (1.5) 35.0 (1.3)
 College graduate or higher 26.5 (0.8) 28.2 (1.4) 25.2 (1.1) 26.0 (1.6) 28.1 (1.5) 25.1 (0.9) 27.9 (1.1) 26.2 (1.9) 24.8 (1.5)
P education x year 0.519         
P education x demographic group   < 0.001    < 0.001   0.021   
P education x demographic group x year   0.951    0.633   0.497   
Overall (total) MVPA
  < 11th grade 54.7 (1.0) 67.4 (1.4) 56.8 (1.5) 33.8 (1.3) 63.1 (1.1) 47.0 (1.4) 56.0 (1.4) 53.0 (1.4) 50.3 (1.5)
 High school 60.3 (0.9) 70.4 (1.2) 61.5 (1.5) 44.3 (1.6) 69.9 (0.9) 51.5 (1.4) 62.6 (1.1) 55.7 (1.8) 55.6 (1.2)
 Some college 65.1 (0.8) 75.4 (1.1) 63.4 (1.3) 52.8 (1.4) 72.8 (1.0) 58.0 (1.1) 66.6 (1.0) 62.8 (1.5) 60.8 (1.3)
 College graduate or higher 68.6 (0.9) 78.2 (1.2) 67.0 (1.2) 57.0 (1.6) 73.1 (1.1) 64.5 (1.2) 71.7 (1.1) 63.0 (2.2) 62.3 (1.6)
P education x year 0.440         
P education x demographic group   < 0.001    < 0.001   0.222   
P education x demographic group x year   0.185    0.793   0.494   
  1. Abbreviations: SE standard error
  2. aPrevalence estimates are mutually adjusted (e.g., estimates for age group by education strata adjusted for gender and ethnicity). Hispanic also includes Mexican