Table 1: Physical activity by socio-demographic and life style related factors.

Variables Not Physically Active Moderately Physical
Active
Vigorously Physically
Active
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n % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI p-value
Total 26339 57.4 55.9-59 14.8 13.6-16 27.8 26.6-29.1
Age (years)
15 to 19 3683 39.4 36.8-41.9 11.9 10.2-13.8 48.7 45.9-51.6 < 0.001
20 to 24 3415 46.6 43.6-49.6 14.4 12.4-16.8 38.9 36.2-41.8
25 to 49 11537 60.3 58.4-62.2 14.5 13.1-16.0 25.2 23.7-26.8
50+ 7704 69.0 66.3-71.6 17.4 15.2-19.8 13.6 12.0-15.4
Gender
Male 11393 46.9 45.1-48.7 14.4 12.9-16 38.7 36.9-40.4 < 0.001
Female 14946 67.1 65.3-69.0 15.1 13.7-16.6 17.8 16.5-19.1
Race group
Black African 15140 59.9 58.1-61.6 12.4 11.1-13.8 27.7 26.3-29.2 < 0.001
Others 11179 48.9 46.2-51.6 23 20.8-25.3 28.2 26.0-30.4
Marital status
Not Married 16695 56.2 54.6-57.8 13.3 12.1-14.6 30.5 29.1-32.0 < 0.001
Married 9256 60.4 57.8-62.9 18.1 16.2-20.2 21.5 19.7-23.4
Education level
No education/Primary 13578 60.2 58.5-61.9 12.9 11.7-14.2 26.9 25.4-28.4 < 0.001
Secondary 6552 52.0 49.6-54.3 15.9 14.1-18.0 32.1 29.9-34.4
Tertiary 2238 45.4 40.6-50.3 24.5 19.6-30.0 30.1 26.6-33.9
Employment status
Unemployed 14290 58.5 56.7-60.2 13.2 11.9-14.7 28.3 26.9-29.9 0.001
Employed 9638 55.2 53.0-57.4 16.3 14.7-18.0 28.5 26.6-30.4
Asset based SES
Low SES 9481 64.3 62.3-66.3 10.1 8.9-11.5 25.6 23.8-27.4 < 0.001
Middle SES 8444 57.3 54.9-59.5 14.9 13.2-16.9 27.8 25.6-30.1
High SES 8059 43.9 41.2-46.6 23.7 21.0-26.7 32.4 30.1-34.8
Locality type
Urban formal 15562 52.1 49.8-54.3 18.9 17.1-20.9 29.0 27.3-30.8 < 0.001
Urban informal 2687 63.0 59.1-66.8 9.7 7.8-12.0 27.3 24.0-30.8
Rural informal 5589 63.9 61.5-66.2 9.2 7.7-10.9 27.0 24.8-29.2
Rural formal 2501 59.3 49.3-68.5 18.2 11.7-27.1 22.5 18.4-27.2
Health
Good 20977 54.3 52.6-55.9 14.9 13.6-16.2 30.9 29.5-32.3 < 0.001
Poorer 5310 70.3 67.8-72.7 14.2 12.5-16.2 15.5 13.7-17.4
Chronic condition
No 20387 55.7 54-57.3 14.2 13-15.5 30.1 28.7-31.5 < 0.001
Yes 5770 64.7 61.7-67.5 16.9 14.9-19.1 18.5 16.5-20.7
Alcohol use
None/Non-excessive 22355 58.1 56.4-59.7 14.4 13.1-15.8 27.5 26.2-28.9 < 0.001
Excessive 1066 47.1 42.1-52.2 16.8 12.8-21.7 36.1 31.1-41.4
Medical aid
Yes 5977 44.3 41.1-47.5 22.0 19.3-25.0 33.8 31.2-36.4 < 0.001
No 20,361 60.3 58.7-61.9 13.1 12.0-14.4 26.6 25.2-27.9

*Subtotals do not add up to the overall Total (n) due to non-response and / or missing data; CI-Confidence Intervals; SES-Socio-Economic Status

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