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Table 2 Characteristics of mental health symptoms and physical activity among HIV+ patients in Tanzania

From: Mental health symptoms and inflammatory markers among HIV infected patients in Tanzania

Characteristic Male % (n) Female % (n) p value Has Mental Health Symptoms No Mental Health Symptoms p value
Does your work involve vigorous-intensity activity? < 0.001    0.565
 Yes 13.1 (13) 1.6 (5)   3.6 (6) 4.7 (11)  
 No 86.9 (86) 98.4 (303)   96.4 (163) 95.3 (222)  
Does your work involve moderate-intensity activity? 0.280    0.564
 Yes 39.4 (39) 33.4 (103)   36.7 (62) 33.9 (79)  
 No 60.6 (60) 66.6 (205)   63.3 (107) 66.1 (154)  
In a typical week, on how many days do you do moderate-intensity activities? 0.090    0.060
 median (IQR) 1.5 (0–6) 0.0 (0–6)   0.0 (0–6) 0.0 (0–5)  
Do you walk or use a bicycle (pedal cycle) for at least 10 minutes continuously? 0.004    0.002
 Yes 57.6 (57) 41.2 (127)   36.7 (62) 51.9 (121)  
 No 42.4 (42) 58.8 (181)   63.3 (107) 48.1 (112)  
Do you do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness, or recreational (leisure) activities? < 0.001    0.019
 Yes 13.1 (13) 2.9 (9)   8.3 (14) 3 (7)  
 No 86.9 (86) 97.1 (299)   91.7 (155) 97 (226)  
Do you do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness, or recreational (leisure) activities? (n = 406) 0.712    0.014
 Yes 5.1 (5) 4.2 (13)   7.1 (12) 2.1 (5)  
 No 94.9 (93) 95.8 (295)   92.9 (156) 97.9 (228)