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Table 2 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics between physically inactive & physically active groups (n = 350)

From: Prevalence of physical inactivity and barriers to physical activity among obese attendants at a community health-care center in Karachi, Pakistan

Continuous variables Physically inactive Physically active p - value
  Mean [SD] Mean [SD]  
Age 41.74 [10.67] 38.05 [11.57] 0.01*
BMI 30.93 [4.35] 29.66 [3.15] 0.01*
Income 18495 [17413] 19871 [21499] 0.59
  Mode: 10000 Mode: 5000  
  Median: 15000 Median: 12000  
Categorical variables Physically inactive Physically active p - value
  Numbers [%] Numbers [%]  
Gender    
Male 121 [47.6] 42 [43.7] 0.52
Female 133 [52.4] 54 [56.3]  
Ethnicity    
Urdu 93 [36.6] 42 [43.8] 0.22
Other 161 [63.4] 54 [56.2]  
Marital status    
Single 20 [7.9] 20 [20.8] <0.05
Married 229 [90.1] 73 [76.1]  
Widow 5 [2.0] 3 [3.1]  
Level of Education    
Uneducated 39 [15.4] 8 [8.3] 0.10
Below matric 59 [23.1] 18 [18.9]  
Matric & Above 156 [61.5] 70 [72.8]  
Family structure    
Nuclear 94 [37.0] 64 [66.7] <0.05
Extended 160 [63.0] 32 [33.3]  
F/H of obesity    
Yes 182 [71.7] 40 [41.7] <0.05
No 72 [28.3] 56 [58.3]  
  1. ‡ Mann-Whitney U test
  2. * T-test for independent samples
  3. Chi-square test of independence