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Table 1 Characteristics of the health survey for England sample by yoga practice status from1997 to 2008

From: Yoga practice in England 1997-2008: prevalence, temporal trends, and correlates of participation

  Yoga practice p
Yes (n = 603) No (n = 80487)
Age (yr), mean (95% CI) 46.7 46.5 0.935
(45.5, 47.9) (46.5, 46.8)
Female (%) 88.4 54.8 <0.001
White (%) 83.3 80.7 0.065
Non-manual social class (%) 76.3 50.5 <0.001
Tertiary degree or higher (%) 32.8 14.9 <0.001
Having physician diagnosed    
  Diabetes (%) 2.3 5.4 0.001
  Hypertension (%) 14.3 17.9 0.016
  Cardiovascular disease (stroke, IHD, angina; %) 2.6 6.4 0.019
Obese (BMI > 30 kg/m2; %) 8.8 18.4 <0.001
Self-rated health (fair/bad/very bad; %) 16.4 26.7 <0.001
Depression (%) 14.2 14.9 0.352
Active at work (%) 15.4 26.0 <0.001
Total non-occupational PA (min/week), median (IQR) 300 (416) 147 (343) <0.001
Moderate-to-vigorous non-occupational PA (min/week), median (IQR) 185 (355) 98 (287) <0.001
Vigorous non-occupational PA (min/week), median (IQR) 0 (75) 0 (15) <0.001