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Table 2 Self-assessment of current health: by respondent characteristics

From: The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on perceived health and wellbeing of adult Australian sport and physical activity participants

Health assessments Characteristics p-valuea
  Genderb  
  Male Female   
  N % N %    
General health         < .001
  Poor or fair 279 21.8 142 16.4    
  Good 463 36.2 283 32.6    
  Very good or excellent 536 41.9 443 51.0    
Total 1278 100.0 868 100.0    
Physical health        .006
  Poor or fair 332 26.0 182 21.0    
  Good 477 37.3 314 36.3    
  Very good or excellent 469 36.7 369 42.7    
Total 1278 100.0 865 100.0    
Mental health        .023
  Poor or fair 429 33.6 243 28.0    
  Good 431 33.8 319 36.8    
  Very good or excellent 415 32.5 305 35.2    
Total 1275 100.0 867 100.0    
  Age (years)  
  18–29 30–49 50–59  
  N % N % N %  
General health
  Poor or fair 123 22.8 201 20.8 100 15.5 .017
  Good 183 34.0 335 34.6 228 35.2  
  Very good or excellent 233 43.2 432 44.6 319 49.3  
Total 539 100.0 968 100.0 647 100.0  
Physical health
  Poor or fair 131 24.4 250 25.8 136 21.1 .115
  Good 184 34.3 361 37.3 246 38.1  
  Very good or excellent 222 41.3 357 36.9 264 40.9  
Total 537 100.0 968 100.0 646 100.0  
Mental health
  Poor or fair 214 39.7 304 31.5 157 24.3  < .001
  Good 177 32.8 355 36.8 220 34.1  
  Very good or excellent 148 27.5 306 31.7 269 41.6  
Total 539 100.0 965 100.0 646 100.0  
  Region  
  Metropolitan Non-metropolitan   
  N % N %    
General health        .432
  Poor or fair 291 20.3 129 18.3    
  Good 486 33.8 255 36.1    
  Very good or excellent 660 45.9 322 45.6    
Total 1437 100.0 706 100.0    
Physical health
  Poor or fair 346 24.1 166 23.6    .066
  Good 505 35.2 282 40.1    
  Very good or excellent 585 40.7 256 36.4    
Total 1436 100.0 704 100.0    
Mental health
  Poor or fair 465 32.4 207 29.5    .090
  Good 480 33.4 268 38.2    
  Very good or excellent 492 34.2 227 32.3    
Total 1437 100.0 702 100.0    
  Sport and physical activity settings  
  Clubc Informal onlyd Inactive  
  N % N % N %  
General health        .143
  Poor or fair 356 19.9 61 17.7 7 35.0  
  Good 616 34.4 121 35.1 9 45.0  
  Very good or excellent 817 45.7 163 47.2 4 20.0  
Total 1789 100.0 345 100.0 20 100.0  
Physical health        .023
  Poor or fair 430 24.1 77 22.3 10 50.0  
  Good 660 37.0 123 35.7 8 40.0  
  Very good or excellent 696 39.0 145 42.0 2 10.0  
Total 1786 100.0 345 100.0 20 100.0  
Mental health
  Poor or fair 571 32.0 96 27.9 8 40.0 .286
  Good 615 34.4 133 38.7 4 20.0  
  Very good or excellent 600 33.6 115 33.4 8 40.0  
Total 1786 100.0 344 100.0 20 100.0  
  Sport and physical activity modes  
  Teame Individual onlyf Inactive  
  N % N % N %  
General health        .096
  Poor or fair 291 20.0 126 18.5 7 35.0  
  Good 510 35.1 227 33.4 9 45.0  
  Very good or excellent 653 44.9 327 48.1 4 20.0  
Total 1454 100.0 680 100.0 20 100.0  
Physical health
  Poor or fair 344 23.7 163 24.0 10 50.0 .034
  Good 539 37.1 244 35.9 8 40.0  
  Very good or excellent 568 39.1 273 40.1 2 10.0  
Total 1451 100.0 680 100.0 20 100.0  
Mental health
  Poor or fair 452 31.2 215 31.7 8 40.0 .646
  Good 505 34.8 243 35.8 4 20.0  
  Very good or excellent 494 34.0 221 32.5 8 40.0  
Total 1451 100.0 679 100.0 20 100.0  
  1. aChi-square test of independence
  2. bSeven respondents who reported their gender as’Other’ were excluded from the gender breakdowns because the small sample size provided inadequate statistical power to enable reliable conclusions to be drawn about this population
  3. cThose who participated in club sports, including those who also participated in informal sport or other recreational physical activities
  4. dThose who participated in informal sport or other recreational physical activities, but not in club sports
  5. eThose who participated in team sports or activities, including those who also participated in individual sports or activities
  6. fThose who participated in individual sports or physical activities, but not in team sports or activities