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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Associations of self-reported physical activity and anxiety symptoms and status among 7,874 Irish adults across harmonised datasets: a DEDIPAC-study

 HADS-A < 8 (n (%))HADS-A ≥ 8 (n (%))P-value
Meeting PA Guidelines
 Yes2696 (45.3)a802 (42.6)b0.038
 No3252 (54.7)a1105 (57.4)b
PA categories
 Low3252 (54.7)1105 (57.4)0.087
 Moderate411 (6.9)116 (6.0)
 High2285 (38.4)705 (36.6)
Walking categories 
 Low2831 (47.6)922 (47.9)0.815
 Moderate1259 (21.2)416 (21.6)
 High1857 (31.2)587 (30.5)
Age
 < 50179 (3.0)a90 (4.7)b< 0.001
 50–592436 (41.0)a987 (51.3)b
 60–692062 (34.7)a554 (28.8)b
 70–79954 (16.1)a231 (12.0)b
 80+312 (5.2)a62 (3.2)b
Sex
 Male2798 (47.0)a701 (36.4)b< 0.001
 Female3150 (53.0)a1225 (63.6)b
Body Mass Index
 Underweight20 (0.5)a33 (0.7)a0.011
 Normal990 (25.8)a1160 (24.9)a
 Overweight1708 (44.4)a1883 (40.4)b
 Obese1126 (29.3)a1580 (33.9)b
Education
 Primary1453 (26.1)509 (27.9)0.293
 Secondary2555 (45.8)820 (45.0)
 Tertiary1567 (28.1)495 (27.1)
Marital status
 Married/ living with a partner as if married4443 (74.7)a1413 (73.4)a0.013
 Single (never married)509 (8.6)a161 (8.4)a
 Separated223 (3.8)a91 (4.7)a
 Divorced118 (2.0)a60 (3.1)b
 Widowed653 (11.0)a200 (10.4)a
Smoker
 Never2748 (46.5)a798 (41.5)b< 0.001
 Past2282 (38.6)a692 (36.0)b
 Current883 (14.9)a432 (22.5)b
  1. Different subscript letters indicate a subset of each category whose column proportions differ statistically significantly at the .05 level