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Table 4 Relationship between demographic characteristics and physical activity with State and Trait anxiety in postmenopausal women (N = 245)

From: Association of depression, anxiety and menopausal-related symptoms with demographic, anthropometric and body composition indices in healthy postmenopausal women

Characteristics State anxiety P* Trait anxiety P*
Mild (≤ 31) Medium downward (32–42) Medium upward (43–53) Mild (≤ 31) Medium downward (32–42) Medium upward (43–53) Relatively severe (54–64) Severe (≥ 65)
Age (yr)           
 < 55 3 (2.73%) 64 (57.14%) 45 (40.17%) 0.368 2 (1.80%) 69 (61.60%) 33 (29.46%) 8 (7.14%) 0 (00.0%) 0.334
 ≥ 55 4 (3.01%) 64 (48.12%) 65 (48.87%)   8 (6.01%) 82 (61.65%) 33 (24.81%) 8 (6.01%) 2 (1.52%)  
Education           
 Illiterate 0 (00.0%) 4 (44.45%) 5 (55.55%) 0.974 2 (22.22%) 5 (55.55%) 1 (11.11%) 1 (11.11%) 0 (00.0%) 0.605
 Under diploma 5 (3.06%) 87 (53.04%) 72 (43.90%)   6 (3.65%) 101 (61.58%) 44 (26.82%) 11 (6.70%) 2 (1.25%)  
 Diploma 1 (1.80%) 29 (51.78%) 26 (46.42%)   2 (3.59%) 33 (58.92%) 17 (30.35%) 4 (7.14%) 0 (00.0%)  
 College 1 (6.25%) 8 (50.00%) 7 (43.75%)   0(00.0%) 12(75.00%) 4(25.00%) 0(00.0%) 0(00.0%)  
Occupation           
 Unemployed 1 (5.57%) 12 (66.66%) 5 (27.77%) 0.247 0 (00.00%) 9 (50.00%) 6 (33.33%) 3 (16.67%) 0 (00.0%) 0.578
 Employed 0 (00.0%) 4 (80.0%) 1 (20.0%)   1 (20.0%) 4 (80.0%) 0 (00.00%) 0 (00.00%) 0 (00.00%)  
 Retired 1 (6.25%) 6 (37.50%) 9 (56.25%)   0 (00.00%) 12 (75.00%) 4 (25.00%) 0 (00.00%) 0 (00.00%)  
 Housewife 5 (2.44%) 106(51.45) 95(46.11%)   9(4.36%) 126(61.16%) 56(27.18%) 13(6.31%) 2(0.99%)  
Marital status           
 Single 1 (11.12%) 4 (44.44%) 4 (44.44%) 0.503 1 (11.11%) 7 (77.78%) 1 (11.11%) 0 (00.00%) 0 (00.00%) 0.732
 Married 6 (2.62%) 121 (52.60%) 103 (44.78%)   9 (3.91%) 140 (60.86%) 63 (27.39%) 16 (6.95%) 2 (0.89%)  
 Other 0 (00.00%) 3 (50.00%) 3 (50.00%)   0 (00.00%) 4 (66.67%) 2 (33.33%) 0 (00.00%) 0 (00.00%)  
Physical activity           
 Mild 5 (2.96%) 88 (52.07%) 76 (44.97%) 0.423 10 (5.9%) 97 (57.40%) 52 (30.76%) 10 (5.92%) 0 (00.00%) 0.014**
 Moderate 2 (2.78%) 36 (50.0%) 34 (47.22%)   0 (00.00%) 52 (72.22%) 13 (18.05%) 5 (6.94%) 2 (2.79%)  
 Severe 0 (00.00%) 4 (100.00%) 0 (00.00%)   0 (00.00%) 2 (50.00%) 1 (25.00%) 1 (25.00%) 0 (00.00%)  
  1. Values are presented as n (%); (*): Using Fisher’s exact test; (**): Significant correlation