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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adults South Africans from Cape Town and Mount Frere communities in 2008-2009

From: Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of physical activity levels among South African adults in Cape Town and Mount Frere communities in 2008-2009

Variables Urban (n = 877) Rural (n = 856) P-value Overall (N = 1733)
(%) (%)   (%)
Gender    0.011  
 Female 71.4 76.8   74.0
 Male 28.6 23.2   26.0
Age    0.375  
 35-44 30.1 31.5   30.8
 45-54 35.0 31.1   33.1
 55-64 26.0 27.6   26.8
 65 and above 8.9 9.8   9.3
BMI (kg/m2)    <0.001  
  < 18.5 3.7 2.8   3.2
 18.5-24.9 21.1 28.2   25.3
 25.0-29.9 18.2 27.3   23.6
  > 30.0 57.0 41.7   47.9
Education level    <0.001  
 Primary 23.8 49.9   36.7
 Secondary 69.1 47.3   58.3
 Tertiary 7.1 2.8   5.0
Marital status    <0.001  
 Single 51.2 30.8   41.1
 Currently married 33.6 44.7   39.1
 Widowed/divorced/separated 15.2 24.4   19.7
Occupation    <0.001  
 Skilled 22.2 14.6   18.5
 Less skilled 77.8 85.4   81.5
Ethnicity    0.693  
 African 98.7 98.9   98.8
 Coloured 1.3 1.1   1.2
Physical activity levels   <0.001  
 Low 20.9 31.0   25.9
 Moderate 61.2 51.5   56.4
 Vigorous 17.9 17.5   17.7