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Table 1 Physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviours by occupation and gender in rural Suixi, Guangdong, Chinaa

From: Physical activity and sedentary behaviours among rural adults in suixi, china: a cross-sectional study

  Farmingb Non-farming Employed Self-employed (Shop keeping) Unemployed p
Men n = 46 n = 34 n = 35 n = 37  
Occupational PA 9.98 2.13 1.50 NA <0.001
Household PA 4.87** 3.22* 3.85* 3.50** 0.772
Leisure-time PA 0.35 0.93 0.68 1.27 0.141
Sedentary Behaviours      
   Recreational computer use 0.01 0.93 0.86 1.56 <0.001
   Playing majiang 0.86 0.72 0.67 1.46 0.260
   Watching TV 13.57 8.76 14.20 9.49 0.045
   Driving/riding in a car 1.15 1.80* 1.77* 1.41 0.349
   Sitting chatting 4.03 2.19 1.59 2.90 0.130
Women n = 45 n = 19 n = 32 n = 39  
Occupational PA 9.65 1.48 1.72 NA <0.001
Household PA 13.08** 11.55* 11.06* 11.30** 0.478
Leisure-time PA 0.23 0.72 0.25 0.32 0.116
Sedentary Behaviours      
   Recreational computer use 0.00 0.38 0.40 1.02 <0.001
   Playing majiang 0.51 0.55 0.49 0.42 0.659
   Watching TV 13.80 7.39 12.68 7.50 0.047
   Driving/riding in a car 0.66 0.49* 0.55* 0.32 0.536
   Sitting chatting 3.75 1.25 2.03 1.66 0.014
  1. a Age-adjusted geometric mean based on ANCOVA (unit: hour/week)
  2. b Activity data for farmers were weighted on length of farming/non-farming seasons
  3. **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05 for comparison between men and women