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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics and distribution of body weight and health status of study participants across different groups of physical activity

From: Association of leisure and occupational physical activities and health-related quality of life: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study

 MenP valueWomenP value
Low
(n = 1368)
Moderate
(n = 1347)
High
(n = 842)
Low
(n = 1184)
Moderate
(n = 2545)
High
(n = 514)
Age (year)47.1 ± 14.947.8 ± 16.743.6 ± 15.0< 0.00147.5 ± 15.946.2 ± 13.643.4 ± 12.7< 0.001
Marital status n(%)
 Married1113 (81.5)1040 (77.2)617 (73.3)< 0.001805 (68.2)1985 (78.1)390 (76.0)< 0.001
 Unmarried (single/widowed/divorced)253 (18.5)307 (22.8)225 (26.7)375 (31.8)558 (21.9)123 (24.0)
Level of education n(%)
 Illiterate/Primary263 (19.3)261 (19.4)171 (20.3)0.054394 (33.3)671 (26.4)100 (19.5)< 0.001
 Secondary549 (40.2)568 (42.2)383 (45.5)418 (35.3)1045 (41.1)212 (41.3)
 Higher554 (40.6)518 (38.5)288 (34.2)372 (31.4)827 (32.5)201 (39.2)
Job status n(%)
 Unemployed/student/housewife105 (7.7)116 (8.6)51 (6.1)< 0.001836 (70.6)1869 (73.5)298 (58.1)< 0.001
 Unemployed, but had other sources of income231 (16.9)333 (24.7)100 (11.9)132 (11.1)243 (9.6)40 (7.8)
 Employed1031 (75.4)898 (66.7)691 (82.1)216 (18.2)431 (16.9)175 (34.1)
Body weight status n(%)
 Normal weight363 (26.6)384 (28.6)289 (34.4)< 0.001335 (28.6)692 (27.4)147 (28.7)< 0.001
 Overweight616 (45.2)667 (49.6)367 (43.7)399 (34.0)962 (38.1)229 (44.6)
 Obese385 (28.2)294 (21.9)184 (21.9)438 (37.4)874 (34.6)137 (26.7)
Diabetes
 Yes209 (16.8)188 (15.6)77 (10.1)< 0.001199 (18.9)335 (14.8)50 (10.8)< 0.001
Hypertension
 Yes341 (25.0)349 (25.9)151 (17.9)< 0.001310 (26.4)500 (19.7)70 (13.7)< 0.001
History of CVD/CHD
 Yes159 (11.6)166 (12.3)43 (5.1)< 0.001104 (8.8)149 (5.9)18 (3.5)< 0.001
Chronic kidney diseases n(%)
 Yes201 (15.0)238 (18.0)97 (11.8)< 0.001376 (32.4)745 (29.8)105 (20.7)< 0.001
Cancer n(%)
 Yes10 (0.7)18 (1.3)10 (1.2)0.28622 (1.9)33 (1.3)6 (1.2)0.350