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Table 2 Proportion of Thai adults who engaged in PA by domain in 2019

From: Prevalence of sufficient MVPA among Thai adults: pooled panel data analysis from Thailand’s surveillance on physical activity 2012–2019

Characteristics PA Domain
Work-related Transportation Recreational
% 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
Lower Upper Lower Upper Lower Upper
Gender
 Male 57.6 55.8 59.3 14.4 13.1 15.6 41.4 39.6 43.1
 Female 55.5 53.8 57.2 20.3 18.9 21.7 41.9 40.1 43.5
Age group (years)
 Young adults (18–34) 57.8 55.3 60.1 13.6 11.9 15.1 37.4 35.1 39.8
 Middle age (35–64) 58.7 57.1 60.3 17.6 16.3 18.7 42.1 40.4 43.6
 Older adult (65+) 46.1 43.0 49.3 23.7 21.0 26.3 47.2 44.0 50.3
Marital Status
 Single 53.0 50.4 55.7 15.7 13.8 17.6 42.7 40.0 45.3
 Married 58.9 57.4 60.4 17.3 16.1 18.4 40.7 39.2 42.2
 Separated, widowed, divorced 49.9 46.4 53.3 21.5 18.6 24.2 44.6 41.1 47.9
Education
 Primary or lower 57.1 55.2 58.9 21.9 20.3 23.4 38.3 36.4 40.0
 Secondary 59.3 57.2 61.3 14.6 13.1 16.0 39.5 37.5 41.5
 Higher 50.2 47.5 53.0 13.2 11.3 15.0 52.6 49.8 55.3
Occupation
 Student 48.0 40.5 55.5 20.6 14.5 26.6 48.6 41.1 56.0
 Private enterprise 55.8 53.2 58.3 13.3 11.5 15.0 44.3 41.7 46.8
 Formal sector employee 51.9 48.9 54.9 14.2 12.1 16.3 50.9 47.9 53.9
 Informal sector employee 64.5 61.7 67.2 16.3 14.2 18.4 31.9 29.3 34.6
 Agriculture 75.9 73.3 78.5 20.6 18.1 23.0 33.7 30.8 36.6
 Unemployed 40.9 38.3 43.4 22.5 20.3 24.7 45.1 42.4 47.6
Have a chronic disease
 Yes 54.4 52.1 56.5 18.3 16.5 20.0 47.9 45.6 50.1
 No 57.5 56.0 58.9 17.1 16.0 18.2 38.8 37.4 40.3
Area of residence
 Urban 53.7 52.0 55.4 18.3 16.9 19.5 46.7 45.0 48.3
 Rural 59.8 57.9 61.5 16.5 15.1 17.8 35.6 33.9 37.4
  1. Formal sector employees include (1) civil servants, (2) politicians, (3) officers, (4) factory workers, and (5) retired civil servants. Informal sector employees include (1) freelancers and (2) professional athletes