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Table 2 Urban Indigenous Australians knowledge the current National Physical Activity Guidelines (% agree with statement), including differences by gender, age, education and perceived activity level

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

   Gender Age category Education Category Physical activity level
  Total
N = 194
Men
n = 78
Women
n = 116
  18–44 years
n = 136
≥ 45 years
n = 105
  <12 years
n = 136
≥ 12 years¥
n = 105
  More active
n = 75
Same/less active
n = 119
 
Physical Activity statement n (%) n (%) n (%) X 2 (p) n (%) n (%) X 2 (p) n (%) n (%) X 2 (p) n (%) n (%) X 2 (p)
a. Generally being more active good for health 170 (88) 68 (87) 102 (88) 0.10 (.75) 116 (86) 54 (93) 2.26 (.32) 54 (93) 112 (86) 2.45 (.29) 64 (85) 106 (90) 2.19 (.33)
b. Brisk walk half an hour daily good for health 179 (92) 74 (95) 105 (91) 1.30 (.25) 124 (91) 55 (95) 2.19 (.33) 49 (85) 126 (96) 8.08 (.02) 68 (91) 111 (93) 0.58 (.75)
c. Vigorous exercise 3 times per week for 20 mins per session is essential for health 132 (68) 49 (64) 83 (72) 1.33 (.24) 90 (66) 42 (74) 1.31 (.52) 41 (70) 87 (66) 2.06 (.36) 53 (71) 79 (67) 0.33 (.85)
d. Blocks of 10 minutes of activity are OK 127 (66) 51 (66) 76 (66) 0.01 (.91) 82 (60) 45 (79) 6.23 (.04) 40 (69) 84 (64) .61 (.74) 54 (72) 73 (62) 2.12 (.35)
e. Moderate exercise can improve your health 174 (90) 68 (87) 106 (91) 0.8 (.35) 122 (90) 52 (90) .42 (.79) 53 (91) 117 (89) .86 (.65) 67 (89) 102 (90) 2.20 (.33)
  1. ¥ HSC or equivalent