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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Evaluation of About Being Active, an online lesson about physical activity shows that perception of being physically active is higher in eating competent low-income women

Characteristic 1 Total sample (n=512) 2n (%) Physically active 3n= 390 (%) Not physically active 3n=122 (%) Physically active ≥ 30 min/day 4n=362 (%) Physically active < 30 min/day 4n=150 (%)
Identified with race/ethnicity choice (May Select > 1)
  Hispanic/Latino 19 (4) 15 (4) 4 (3) 14 (4) 5 (3)
  American Indian/Alaskan Native 8 (2) 4 (1) 4 (3) 2 (1) 6 (4)
  Asian 3 (1) 3 (1) 0 (0) 3 (1) 0 (0)
  Black/African American 30 (6) 22 (6) 8 (7) 16 (4) 14 (9)
  Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2 (< 1) 1 (< 1) 1 (1) 2 (1) 0 (0)
  White 475 (93) 364 (93.3) 111 (91) 338 (93) 137 (91)
Education level ns, **
  < High school 36 (7) 30 (87) 6 (45) 33 (9) 3 (2)
  High school grad/GED 180 (35) 139 (36) 41 (37) 130 (36) 50 (33)
  Some college/2 yr degree 168 (33) 130 (33) 38 (31) 120 (33) 48 (32)
  4 yr. College degree 126 (25) 89 (23) 37 (30) 77 (21) 49 (33)
Marital status
  Married/Living with partner 265 (52) 197 (51) 68 (56) 181 (50) 84 (56)
  Separated/Divorced 81 (16) 62 (16) 19 (16) 56 (16) 25 (17)
  Widowed 8 (2) 7 (2) 1 (1) 7 (2) 1 (1)
  Never married 156 (31) 122 (31) 34 (28) 116 (33) 40 (26)
SNAP Participation 5 273 (60) 209 (60) 64 (59) 199 (61) 74 (56)
Parent 403 (79% 301 (77) 102 (84) 283 (78) 120 (80)
Eating competence ***, **
  EC (ecSI ≥32) 190 (39) 164 (44) 26 (22) 151 (43) 39 (28)
  Not EC (ecSI <32) 302 (61) 212 (56) 90 (78) 200 (57) 102 (72)
EC Tertile ***, ***     
  Low tertile 144 (29) 89 (24) 55 (47) 83 (24) 61 (43)
  Middle tertile 172 (35) 135 (36) 37 (32) 128 (36) 44 (31)
  High tertile 176 (36) 152 (40) 24 (21) 140 (40) 36 (26)
BMI Category ***, ***     
  Underweight (<18.5) 12 (2) 11 (3) 1 (1) 11 (3) 1 (1)
  Normal weight (18.5 -24.9) 192 (38) 172 (44) 20 (16) 161 (44) 31 (21)
  Overweight (25.0–29.9) 131 (26% 99 (25) 32 (26) 91 (25) 40 (27)
  Obese ≥ 30 177 (35) 108 (28) 69 (57) 99 (27) 78 (52)
How satisfied are you with your current weight? ***, ***
  Very satisfied 32 (6) 28 (7) 4 (3) 29 (8) 3 (2)
  Satisfied 74 (15) 68 (17) 6 (5) 64 (18) 10 (7)
  Neutral 101 (20) 92 (24) 9 (7) 85 (24) 16 (11)
  Unsatisfied 151 (30) 120 (31) 31 (25) 107(30) 44 (29)
  Very unsatisfied 154 (30) 82 (21) 72 (59) 77 (21) 77 (51)
Food security status *, ns
  High food security 194 (42) 160 (46) 34 (31) 145 (44) 49 (37)
  Marginal food security 87 (19) 63 (18) 24 (22) 62 (19) 25 (19)
  Low food security 77 (17) 52 (15) 25 (23) 54 (17) 23 (17)
  Very low food security 101 (22) 75 (21) 26 (24) 66 (20) 35 (27)
Do you ever worry about not having enough money to buy food? ns, **
  Always 58 (11) 36 (10) 17 (14) 36 (10) 22 (15)
  Often 75 (15) 49 (14) 24 (20) 49 (14) 26 (17)
  Sometimes 152 (30) 108 (30) 33 (27) 108 (30) 44 (29)
  Rarely 122 (24) 101 (28) 20 (16) 101 (28) 21 (14)
  Never 104 (20) 67 (19) 28 (23) 67 (19) 37 (25)
Usual internet access
  Home 393 (77) 304 (78) 89 (73) 280 (77) 113 (75)
  Work 40 (8) 26 (7) 14 (12) 23 (6) 17 (11)
  Friend/Neighbor 11 (2) 8 (2) 3 (3) 7 (2) 4 (3)
  Family member’s home 17 (3) 13 (3) 4 (3) 13 (4) 4 (3)
  Library community center 38 (7) 29 (7) 9 (7) 30 (8) 8 (5)
  Other 13 (3) 10 (3) 3 (3) 9 (3) 4 (3)
Internet use frequency     
  At least once a day 392 (77) 298 (76) 94 (77) 271 (75) 121 (81)
  A few times/week 102 (20) 77 (20) 25 (21) 75 (21) 27 (18)
  A few times/month 14 (3) 11 (3) 3 (3) 12 (3) 2 (1)
  A few times/year 4 (1) 4 (1) 0 (0) 4 (1) 0 (0)
  1. * P < 0.05, ** P ≤ 0.01, *** P ≤ 0.001, ns P > 0.05.
  2. 1 Statistical significance marks first compare being physically active or not, then compare being physical activity ≥ 30 min/day or < 30 min/day.
  3. 2 Sample size may vary due to missing responses.
  4. 3 Based on participant response to the question, “Do you consider yourself a physically active person? Yes or No?”.
  5. 4 Based on participant response to the question, 'Are you physically active 30 minutes or more per day or < 30 minutes per day?”.
  6. 5 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.