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Table 7 Perceived facilitators of physical activity among Syrian refugees

From: Assessment of physical activity and its facilitators and barriers among Syrian refugees living in Amman City, Jordan: a cross-sectional study

Facilitator Total
No (%)
n = 173
Physically
Active
No (%)
n = 159
Physically
Inactive
No (%)
n = 14
p-value a Meeting WHO recsNo (%)
n = 96
Not meeting WHO recs
No (%)
n = 77
p-value a
Promote and maintain health 72 (41.6) 68 (42.8) 4 (28.6) 0.30 38 (39.6) 34 (44.2) 0.54
Improve body image and shape 54 (31.2) 52 (32.7) 2 (14.3) 0.15 33 (34.4) 21 (27.3) 0.32
Improve muscle power 17 (9.8) 17 (10.7) 0 (0.0) 0.20 11 (11.5) 6 (7.8) 0.42
Spent free times 42 (24.3) 40 (25.2) 2 (14.3) 0.36 27 (28.1) 15 (19.5) 0.19
Weight control/obesity prevention 67 (38.7) 66 (41.5) 1 (7.1) 0.01 45 (46.9) 22 (28.6) 0.01
Psychological wellbeing 86 (49.7) 84 (52.8) 2 (14.3) 0.01 49 (51.0) 37 (48.1) 0.70
Recreation 29 (16.8) 28 (17.6) 1 (7.1) 0.32 19 (19.8) 10 (13.0) 0.23
Prevent diseases 81 (46.8) 76 (47.8) 5 (35.7) 0.39 48 (50.0) 33 (42.9) 0.35
Improve mentality and intellectuality 35 (20.2) 35 (22.0) 0 (0.0) 0.05 25 (26.0) 10 (13.0) 0.03
Companionship with others 43 (24.9) 43 (27.0) 0 (0.0) 0.03 28 (29.2) 15 (19.5) 0.14
Socializing 37 (21.4) 37 (23.3) 0 (0.0) 0.04 22 (22.9) 15 (19.5) 0.58
Fun and enjoyment 32 (18.5) 31 (19.5) 1 (7.1) 0.25 19 (19.8) 13 (16.9) 0.62
Improve sleeping 37 (21.4) 36 (22.6) 1 (7.1) 0.18 23 (24.0) 14 (18.2) 0.36
Self-dependence 73 (42.2) 71 (44.7) 2 (14.3) 0.03 46 (47.9) 27 (35.1) 0.09
Relieve tension 75 (43.4) 72 (45.3) 3 (21.4) 0.08 45 (46.9) 30 (39.0) 0.30
No benefits 21 (12.1) 17 (10.7) 4 (28.6) 0.05 13 (13.5) 8 (10.4) 0.53
Median (IQR) no. of facilitators   4 (1, 7) 2 (1, 3)   4 (1, 7.5) 3 (1, 5)  
  1. IQR Interquartile range (first-third quartiles)
  2. a Chi-square test