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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents and status of physical activity based on IPAQ-SF and pedometer, n (%)

From: Comparison between self-reported physical activity (IPAQ-SF) and pedometer among overweight and obese women in the MyBFF@home study

Variable Number of respondents Physical activity level
IPAQ-SF Pedometer
Inactive Active Insufficiently active Sufficiently active
Total respondents 169 (100) 65 (38.9) 102 (61.1) 98 (91.6) 9 (8.4)
Age (years)
 18–29 14 (8.3) 6 (42.9) 8 (57.1) 7 (87.5) 1 (12.5)
 30–39 48 (28.4) 20 (41.7) 28 (58.3) 26 (92.9) 2 (7.1)
 40–49 72 (42.6) 21 (29.6) 50 (70.4) 44 (89.8) 5 (10.2)
  ≥ 50 35 (20.7) 18 (52.9) 16 (47.1) 21 (95.5) 1 (4.5)
Ethnicity
 Malay 143 (84.6) 54 (38.3) 87 (61.7) 90 (91.8) 8 (8.2)
 Chinese 5 (3.0) 2 (40.0) 3 (60.0) 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3)
 Indian 18 (10.7) 7 (38.9) 11 (61.1) 4 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
 Others 3 (1.8) 2 (66.7) 1 (33.3) 2 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
Education
 Primary and lower 29 (17.3) 16 (55.2) 13 (44.8) 16 (94.1) 1 (5.9)
 Secondary and higher 139 (82.7) 49 (35.8) 88 (64.2) 82 (91.1) 8 (8.9)
Marital status
 Married 153 (90.5) 57 (37.5) 95 (62.5) 88 (92.6) 7 (7.4)
 Not married/ widowed/separated 16 (9.5) 8 (53.3) 7 (46.7) 10 (83.3) 2 (16.7)
Number of children
  ≤ 2 38 (22.6) 17 (44.7) 21 (55.3) 18 (85.7) 3 (14.3)
 3–4 82 (48.8) 26 (32.1) 55 (67.9) 47 (90.4) 5 (9.6)
  ≥ 5 48 (28.6) 21 (44.7) 26 (55.7) 33 (97.1) 1 (2.9)
Household income
  ≤ RM 1500.00 80 (48.2) 38 (48.7) 40 (51.3) 43 (95.6) 2 (4.4)
 RM 1501.00–2500.00 54 (32.5) 19 (35.2) 35 (64.8) 34 (87.2) 5 (12.8)
  ≥ RM 2501.00 32 (18.3) 7 (21.9) 25 (78.1) 20 (90.1) 2 (9.9)
Obesity status
 Pre-obesity 73 (43.2) 27 (37.5) 45 (62.5) 40 (93.2) 3 (6.8)
 Obese I 58 (34.3) 22 (38.6) 35 (61.4) 33 (91.7) 3 (8.3)
 Obese II 38 (22.5) 16 (42.1) 22 (57.9) 27 (88.9) 9 (11.1)
Waist circumference
  ≤ 80 cm 12 (7.1) 2 (16.7) 10 (83.3) 7 (87.5) 1 (12.5)
  > 80 cm 157 (92.9) 63 (40.6) 92 (59.4) 91 (91.9) 8 (8.1)