Table 3: Effect of age on the association between dietary quality (mean score ± SD) and PAL as well as nutritional knowledge.

Age groups value
Young women
(18–25 years)
Women reaching middle age
(26–44 years)
Middle-aged women
(45–55 years)

Physical activity level
 Low15.56 ± 3.3916.74 ± 3.2417.30 ± 2.160.003**
 Moderate17.58 ± 3.3417.82 ± 3.3619.40 ± 2.58
 High17.98 ± 2.9617.74 ± 3.0318.47 ± 2.85
Nutritional knowledge
 Insufficient nutritional knowledge10.00 ± 0.0015.71 ± 2.4319.00 ± 1.410.001**
 Quite good nutritional knowledge16.79 ± 3.2016.59 ± 3.3517.76 ± 2.80
 Good nutritional knowledge17.53 ± 3.4118.16 ± 3.1719.19 ± 2.57

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