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Table 3 Youth data surveys: baseline characterstic of physical activity taking place in different contexts in adolescents aged 15–16 years in 2017

From: The association between physical activity and symptoms of depression in different contexts – a cross-sectional study of Norwegian adolescents

Variables Sportsclub Gym Other organized PA (dance, martial arts etc.) Independently (running, swimming, cycling etc) No regular exercise
Depression symptoms
 No 589 (88.4%) 480 (78.8%) 141 (81.5%) 388 (78.1%) 623 (75.2%)
 Yes 77 (11.6%) 129 (21.2%) 32 (18.5%) 109 (21.9%) 205 (24.8%)
Gender
 Male 341 (53.5%) 304 (52.9%) 50 (29.8%) 230 (47.9%) 400 (50.1%)
 Female 296 (46.5%) 271 (47.1%) 118 (70.2%) 250 (52.1%) 398 (49.9%)
Parents higher education
 Both parents 426 (70.8%) 314 (58.8%) 114 (71.7%) 230 (52.5%) 347 (51.2%)
 One of the parents 99 (16.4%) 126 (23.6%) 30 (18.9%) 108 (24.7%) 163 (24.0%)
 None of the parents 77 (12.8%) 94 (17.6%) 15 (9.4%) 100 (22.8%) 168 (24.8%)
Family economy
 Good economy 557 (85.0%) 476 (79.3%) 133 (78.2%) 368 (75.3%) 559 (68.8%)
 Neither good nor bad economy 80 (12.2%) 91 (15.2%) 28 (16.5%) 88 (18.0%) 176 (21.6%)
 Poor economy 18 (2.7%) 33 (5.5%) 9 (5.3%) 33 (6.7%) 78 (9.6%)
Smoking
 No 627 (94.0%) 504 (83.0%) 154 (89.5%) 464 (93.2%) 735 (88.7%)
 Yes 40 (6.0%) 103 (17.0%) 18 (10.5%) 34 (6.8%) 94 (11.3%)
Alcohol consuming
 < 1 time a month 608 (90.9%) 480 (78.8%) 156 (90.2%) 457 (91.8%) 739 (89.3%)
 > 1–3 times a month 61 (9.1%) 129 (21.2%) 17 (9.8%) 41 (8.2%) 89 (10.7%)
  1. Depression symptoms coded as ≥80th percentiles, no depression symptoms coded as <80th percentiles
  2. Only one physical activity context (nr 1, 9, 13, 15 or none 16). PA Physical activity