Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Seasonal Variations in Physical Activity Domains among Rural and Urban Bangladeshis Using a Culturally Relevant Past Year Physical Activity Questionnaire (PYPAQ)

Table 1

Characteristics of the rural and urban residents.

VariablesTotal (n = 162)Rural (n = 97)Urban (n = 65)
n (%)n (%)n (%)

Age
 ≤30 years56 (34)28 (29)28 (43)0.001
 31–40 years66 (41)35 (36)31 (48)
 ≥41 years40 (25)34 (35)6 (9)

Gender
 Male74 (45)47 (49)27 (41)0.42
 Female89 (55)50 (52)39 (59)

Marital status
 Unmarried17 (10)10 (10)11 (17)0.52
 Married131 (81)86 (89)55 (83)
 Others15 (9)1 (1)0 (0)

Education
 Illiterate17 (10)8 (8)9 (14)0.0001
 Informal education15 (9)13 (13)2 (3)
 Primary school completed40 (25)31 (32)9 (13)
 High school completed62 (38)39 (41)23 (35)
 University level29 (18)6 (6)23 (35)

Ownership of house
 Owned108 (66)96 (99)12 (18)<0.001
 Rented47 (29)0 (0)47 (73)
 Others7 (5)1 (1)6 (9)

Ownership of land
 Yes133 (82)95 (98)38 (58)<0.001
 No29 (18)2 (2)27 (42)

Results are expressed as number (%); X2 test was performed to test for differences between rural vs. urban.

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