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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics by physical activity levels among 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) Overall (N = 1733)
Physical activity Physical activity Physical activity
Low Moderate Vigorous P-value Low Moderate Vigorous P-value Low Moderate Vigorous P-value
(%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%) (%)
Gender     0.371     0.031     0.014
 Women 21.4 61.8 16.8   32.1 52.2 15.7   26.9 56.9 16.2  
 Men 19.5 59.8 20.7   27.1 49.2 23.6   22.9 55.1 22.0  
Age     0.057     <0.001     <0.001
 35-44 20.5 62.1 17.4   25.6 48.8 25.6   23.0 55.4 21.5  
 45-54 19.9 59.0 21.2   27.1 57.1 15.8   23.2 58.1 18.7  
 55-64 18.9 63.6 17.5   33.1 53.0 14.0   26.1 58.2 15.7  
 65 and above 32.1 60.3 7.7   54.8 38.1 7.1   43.8 48.8 7.4  
BMI (kg/m2)     0.850     0.314     0.463
  < 18.5 29.4 52.4 17.6   21.1 63.0 15.9   25.0 58.3 16.7  
 18.5-24.9 20.8 57.3 21.9   29.5 52.6 17.9   26.6 54.2 19.2  
 25.0-29.9 20.5 61.4 18.1   33.7 55.4 10.9   29.6 57.3 13.1  
  > 30.0 17.3 63.5 19.2   32.4 49.1 18.5   25.1 56.0 18.9  
Education level     0.009     0.167     0.003
 Primary 24.4 63.6 12.0   33.5 50.8 15.7   30.5 55.0 14.5  
 Secondary 18.6 61.9 19.5   29.4 51.6 19.0   22.9 53.8 19.3  
 Tertiary 30.6 46.8 22.6   12.5 62.5 25.0   25.6 51.2 23.3  
Marital status     0.010     0.086     <0.001
 Single 17.1 61.7 21.2   28.8 51.1 20.1   21.5 57.8 20.8  
 Married 23.1 61.7 15.3   29.2 52.0 18.8   26.5 56.2 17.3  
 Divorced/separated 28.6 58.6 12.8   36.8 51.2 12.0   33.6 54.1 12.3  
Occupation     <0.001     <0.001     <0.001
 Skilled 21.0 51.8 27.2   20.0 48.0 32.0   20.6 50.3 29.1  
 Less skilled 20.8 63.9 15.2   32.8 52.1 15.0   27.0 57.8 15.1  
Location             <0.001
 Urban          20.9 61.2 17.9  
 Rural          31.0 51.5 17.5