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Table 2 Average number of steps per day (±SE) before, during and after Ramadan by various factors

From: Ramadan daily intermittent fasting reduces objectively assessed habitual physical activity among adults

Factors Time
Before Ramadan Ramadan After Ramadan
Overall 9018 ± 344 8938 ± 344 8734 ± 344
Nationality
 Qatari 9339 ± 355c 9345 ± 354c 8913 ± 354abc
 Non Qatari 8867 ± 347 8741 ± 347 8651 ± 347
Chronic Diseases
 Yes 8253 ± 640 7960 ± 640 7936 ± 640
 No 9327 ± 406 9332 ± 406 9056 ± 406
Gender
 Female 8691 ± 691 8500 ± 691 8477 ± 691
 Male 9127 ± 397 9082 ± 397 8820 ± 397
Marital Status
 Single 8288 ± 1211 7971 ± 1211 7834 ± 1211
 Married 9115 ± 368 9046 ± 368 8844 ± 368
 Other 8359 ± 1763 8504 ± 1762 8124 ± 1761
Educational level
 High School or lower 11,210 ± 974c 10,185 ± 973a 10,029 ± 973a
 University/ Higher education 8730 ± 369 8787 ± 369 8592 ± 369
Smoking status
 Non-smoker 8773 ± 384 8834 ± 384 8548 ± 384
 Past smoker 10,388 ± 941 9367 ± 941 9698 ± 941
 Current smoker 9233 ± 1378 9367 ± 1378 9066 ± 1377
BMI group
 Normal 9639 ± 665 9455 ± 665 9118 ± 665
 Overweight 8722 ± 535 8775 ± 535 8588 ± 535
 Obese 8735 ± 617 8543 ± 617 8477 ± 617
Age group
 25–35 7325 ± 1120 6920 ± 1122 6965 ± 1121
 35–45 8822 ± 631 8904 ± 631 8658 ± 631
 45–55 9476 ± 562 9145 ± 562 8854 ± 562
 Above 55 9365 ± 761 9653 ± 761 9545 ± 761
Fasting all (most) days in Ramadan
 Yes 9038 ± 352 8653 ± 353a 8659 ± 353a
 No 8968 ± 403 9700 ± 405ca 8936 ± 406b
  1. asignificantly different than Before Ramadan
  2. bsignificantly different than During Ramadan
  3. csignificantly higher between categories (Qatari/Non Qatari education level and fasting status at the same time period)