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Table 1 Physical inactivity in terms of demographic variables

From: The prevalence of physical inactivity in Iranian adolescents and the impact of economic and social inequalities on it: results of a National Study in 2018

Variablea Subgroups Number (%) Physical Activity (MET) P-value
≤ 6 >  6
Sex Man 836 (52.58) 241 (28.83) 595 (71.17) < 0.001
Female 754 (47.42) 285 (37.80) 469 (62.20)
Age groups 10 224 (14.09) 67 (29.91) 157 (70.09) 0.290
11 768 (48.30) 268 (34.90) 500 (65.10)
12 597 (37.55) 191 (31.99) 406 (68.01)
Household size 4≤ 927 (58.30) 295 (31.82) 632 (68.18) 0.525
>  4 593 (37.30) 198 (33.39) 395 (66.61)
BMI Under 5 percentiles 102 (6.42) 37 (36.27) 65 (63.73) 0.732
5–50 Percentiles 484 (30.44) 163 (33.68) 321 (66.32)
50–85 Percentiles 561 (35.28) 176 (31.37) 385 (68.63)
Overweight & Obese 429 (26.98) 143 (33.33) 286 (66.67)
Parental’ level of education Non-academic 1241 (78.05) 413 (33.28) 828 (66.72) 0.560
Academic 320 (20.13) 101 (31.56) 219 (68.44)
Mother education Illiterate and primary 591 (37.17) 201 (34.01) 390 (65.99) 0.074
Mid school & high school 397 (24.97) 145 (36.52) 252 (63.48)
Diploma & academic 565 (35.53) 168 (29.73) 397 (70.27)
Father education Illiterate and primary 390 (24.53) 130 (33.33) 260 (66.67) 0.300
Mid school & high school 414 (26.04) 146 (35.27) 268 (64.73)
Diploma & academic 735 (46.23) 227 (30.88) 508 (69.12)
Mother age < 35 507 (31.89) 165 (32.54) 342 (67.46) 0.761
35–44 759 (47.74) 244 (32.15) 515 (67.85)
> 45 166 (10.44) 49 (29.52) 117 (70.48)
Father age < 35 111 (6.98) 37 (33.33) 74 (66.67) 0.566
35–44 916 (57.61) 294 (32.10) 622 (67.90)
> 45 421 (26.48) 124 (29.45) 297 (70.55)
Total 1590 (100) 526 (33.08) 1064 (66.92)
  1. aNumber of missing values for each variable (%):
  2. Age group 1(0.06); Household size 70 (4.40); BMI 14 (0.88); parental’ level of education: 29 (1.82); Mother education: 37 (2.33); father education: 51(3.21) Mother age:158 (9.94); Father age: 142 (8.93);