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Table 5 Proportion of respondents with low versus moderate/high PA level according to demographic groups

From: Levels and correlates of physical activity, inactivity and body mass index among Saudi women working in office jobs in Riyadh city

Respondent characteristics Low physical activity level Moderate/high physical activity level p-value
N (%) N (%)
All 219 (52.1)   
Age (n = 317)    
≤ 35 years 126 (39.7) 117 (36.9) P = 0 .195
> 35 years 32 (10.1) 42 (13.2)  
Marital status (n = 415)    
Married 97 (52.4) 88 (47.6) P = 0.819
Other (not married) 118 (51.3) 112 (48.7)  
Number of children (n = 416)    
None 115 (57.5) 85 (42.5) P = 0.032
At least one 103 (47.0) 116 (53.0)  
Education (n = 416)    
≤high school 27 (41.5) 38 (58.5) P = 0.068
> high school 189 (53.8) 162 (46.2)  
Monthly family income (n = 392)    
< 10,000 SR (2,667 USD) 91 (54.2) 77 (45.8) P = 0.414
≥ 10,0000 SR (2,667 USD) 112 (50.0) 112 (50.0)  
Job sector (n = 402)    
Public 118 (45.0) 144 (55.0) P < 0.001
Private 94 (67.1) 46 (32.9)  
Working hours per day (n = 412)    
< 7 h 61 (40.9) 88 (59.1) P = 0.001
≥ 7 h 154 (58.6) 109 (41.4)  
Physical Activity Social Support score (n = 366)    
Low 107 (55.2) 87 (44.8) P = 0.130
High 100 (47.6) 110 (52.4)  
Self-Efficacy score (n = 417)    
Low 91 (53.8) 78 (46.2) P = 0.542
High 126 (5.8) 122 (49.2)  
BMI (n = 393)    
Normal 78 (52.0) 72 (48.0) P = 0.798
Overweight/obese 116 (50.7) 113 (49.3)