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Table 1 Demographic profile of the urban Indigenous Australian participants (n = 194)

From: Knowledge of and preferred sources of assistance for physical activity in a sample of urban Indigenous Australians

  Total sample n = 194 Men n = 78 Women n = 116
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Reported Height (cm) 169 (10) 177 (9) 164 (9)
Reported Weight (kg) 81 (21) 90 (18) 74 (20)
BMI (kg/m2) 28 (6) 29 (5) 28 (7)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Indigenous Status    
   Aboriginal 145 (75) 56 (72) 89 (77)
   Torres Strait Islander 18 (9) 9 (12) 9 (8)
   Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander 15 (8) 7 (9) 8 (7)
   Other* 16 (8) 6 (8) 10 (9)
Age    
   18 to 44 years 136 (70) 52 (67) 84 (72)
   45 to 54 years 58 (30) 26 (33) 32 (28)
Education    
   less than 12 years 58 (30.5) 22 (29) 36 (32)
   ≥ HSC/Year 12 or equivalent 132 (69.5) 55 (71) 77 (68)
Married 100 (52) 37 (48) 60 (52)
Employed Fulltime 139 (73) 46 (59) 93 (80)
Have children living at home 100 (52) 28 (36) 74 (64)
Perceived activity level    
   Much more/more active 75 (39) 35 (45) 40 (34)
   About the same 119 (61) 26 (33) 38 (33)
   Less/much less active 55 (29) 17 (22) 38 (33)
  1. * including South Sea Islander