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Table 2 Anthropometry and physical activity characteristics, by sex and residence-occupation1

From: Activities contributing to energy expenditure among Guatemalan adults

  MEN (n = 819) WOMEN (n = 985)
  Agricultural rural Nonagricultural rural Urban P 2 Rural Urban P 2
  n = 205 n = 381 n = 233   n = 684 n = 301  
Overweight (≥ 25 kg/m2) (%) 26.8 44.9 58.8 <0.01 59.8 70.6 0.05
Obese (≥ 30 kg/m2) (%) 6.3 10.0 15.0 0.01 24.4 21.3 0.4
24 hr physical activity level (PAL) 1.83 (0.3) 1.56 (0.5) 1.48 (0.3) <0.01 1.42 (0.07) 1.43 (0.07) 0.02
   PAL ≥ 1.70 (%) 77.1 36.0 24.0 <0.01 2.3 3.0 0.5
Energy expenditure (kcal/d) 2638.3 (356) 2241.2 (674) 2127 (416) <0.01 2041.5 (97) 2059.0 (106) 0.02
Min/d in moderate/vigorous activity 580.6 (215) 95.3 (501) 35.9 (231) <0.01 10.0 (17.4) 16.8 (41) <0.01
   ≥ 60 min/d moderate/vigorous (%) 99.5 62.7 38.6 <0.01 11.7 22.3 <0.01
Any sport/exercise participation (%) 31.7 39.4 29.2 0.2 3.5 9.1 <0.01
Believe sufficient activity (%)        
   Yes 86.3 73.0 57.1   81.1 52.5  
   No/Don't know 13.7 27.0 42.9 <0.01 18.9 47.5 <0.01
  1. 1Values are median (interquartile range) or percentage, as appropriate
  2. 2Kruskal-Wallis test for continuous variables and chi-square test for dichotomous variables