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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Effect of educational intervention on improvement of physical activities of middle-aged women

Variable Group P value
Control Intervention
Number Percent Number Percent
Type of occupation
 Housewife 52 65 50 62.50 0.22
 Employee 12 15 8 10
 Other (retired, etc.) 16 20 22 27.50
Education level
 Lower than diploma 36 45 36 45 0.25
 Associate degree 27 33.75 19 23.75
 Bachelor degree 16 20 20 25
 Master degree and higher 1 1.25 5 6.25
Income level
 Lower than 10,000,000 Rials 32 40 34 42.50 0/13
 1,000,000–15,000,000 Rials 29 36.25 25 31.25
 15,000,000–2,000,000 Rials 16 20 12 15
 Over 2,000,000 Rials 3 3.75 9 11.25
Spouse’s education
 Lower than diploma 35 43.75 41 51.25 0.09
 Associate degree 25 31.2 15 18.75
 Bachelor degree 15 18.75 14 17.5
 Master degree and higher 5 6.25 10 12.5
Spouse’s job
 Unemployed 0 0 4 5 0.16
 Employee 13 16.25 9 11.25
 Others 67 83.75 67 83.75