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Table 2 Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and weekly TV viewing time by demographic, individual, environmental and social variables in rural Suixi, Guangdong, China

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

  Any LTPA (n = 99) No LTPA (n = 188) p a TV < 12 hr/week (n = 148) TV > = 12 hr/week (n = 139) p a
Demographic attributes       
   Age (year, mean ± SD) 31.7 ± 14.2 44.1 ± 15.6 <0.001 39.6 ± 15.8 40.4 ± 15.8 0.691
   Women (%) 36.4 52.7 0.006 54.1 51.8 0.724
   Married (%) 49.5 85.1 <0.001 72.3 73.4 0.895
   Middle school graduate (%) 85.9 53.2 <0.001 67.6 61.2 0.269
   Occupation (%)    <0.001    0.230
Farming 17.3 44.5   33.8 36.2  
Non-farming 30.6 11.5   20.4 15.9  
Self-employed (shop keeping) 22.4 25.8   20.4 29.0  
Unemployed 29.6 18.1   25.4 18.8  
   Household size (mean ± SD) 5.0 ± 1.8 6.0 ± 2.8 <0.001 5.9 ± 2.5 5.5 ± 2.6 0.840
Individual behaviour       
   Current smoking (%) 30.9 33.5 0.690 32.2 33.1 0.790
   Current drinking (%) 35.4 30.3 0.425 35.1 28.8 0.235
   Weekly TV time (hour, mean ± SD) 13.0 ± 8.1 12.4 ± 7.6 0.495 ---- ---- ----
Environmental variables       
   Having sports equipment in the home (%) 68.4 40.3 <0.001 46.4 54.0 0.209
   Neighbourhood crime-related safetyb (mean ± SD) 4.5 ± 1.1 4.1 ± 1.2 0.017 4.3 ± 1.2 4.2 ± 1.1 0.743
   Neighbourhood aestheticc (mean ± SD) 1.8 ± 1.0 1.8 ± 1.0 0.554 1.7 ± 1.0 1.9 ± 1.0 0.070
Social modelling       
   Family exercise regularly (%) 86.9 26.6 <0.001 45.9 48.9 0.614
   Friends exercise regularly (%) 69.7 26.6 <0.001 38.5 44.6 0.295
   Neighbours exercise regularly (%) 67.7 26.1 <0.001 40.5 40.3 0.965
  1. a Based on t-test for continuous variables and χ2testsfor categorical variables
  2. b Neighbourhood crime-related safety score ranges 0 to 6; a higher score indicates better safety
  3. c Neighbourhood aesthetic score ranges 0 to 3; a higher score indicates better aesthetic/maintenance conditions