Table 1

Socio-demographic and health characteristics of women in the READI study by LTPA
Overall LTPA
0 mins/week (n = 1021) 1-119 mins/wk (n = 762) 120-279 mins/wk (n = 1034) ≥280 mins/wk (n = 948)
Age (years), M (SD) 34.6 (8.2) 35.7 (7.9) 34.0 (8.1) 34.4 (8.4) 34.1 (8.4)**
BMI (kg/m2), M (SD) 26.0 (6.1) 27.2 (7.0) 25.8 (5.9) 25.7 (5.5) 25.3 (5.6)**
Level of education, n (%)
 Low 833 (22.3) 317 (31.3) 139 (18.3) 206 (20.0) 171 (18.2)**
 Medium 1937 (51.7) 520 (51.3) 404 (53.3) 510 (49.5) 503 (53.4)
 High 974 (26.0) 176 (17.4) 215 (28.4) 315 (30.6) 268 (28.5)
Employment status, n (%)
 Working full-time 1426 (38.6) 361 (36.1) 272 (36.4) 392 (38.4) 401 (43.4)**
 Working part-time 1091 (29.5) 272 (27.2) 227 (30.4) 309 (30.2) 283 (30.6)
 Not employed 1179 (31.9) 368 (36.8) 249 (33.3) 321 (31.4) 241 (26.1)
Access to a motor vehicle, n (%) 3,517 (93.7) 948 (93.0) 713 (93.6) 959 (93.3) 897 (94.9)
Marital status, n (%)
 Not married 1000 (26.6) 247 (24.2) 184 (24.2) 277 (26.8) 292 (30.9)*
 Married/Living as married 2443 (65.0) 667 (65.4) 528 (69.3) 671 (65.0) 577 (61.0)
 Previously married 317 (8.4) 106 (10.4) 50 (6.6) 84 (8.1) 77 (8.1)
No. of children <18 yrs, n (%)
 None 1464 (39.3) 328 (32.6) 287 (38.2) 410 (40.0) 439 (46.8)**
 One 661 (17.8) 215 (21.4) 116 (15.4) 188 (18.3) 142 (15.1)
 Two 968 (26.0) 280 (27.8) 208 (27.7) 261 (25.5) 219 (23.3)
 ≥Three 629 (16.9) 183 (18.2) 141 (18.8) 166 (16.2) 139 (14.8)
Urban area of residence, n (%) 1735 (46.1) 496 (48.6) 341 (44.8) 471 (45.6) 427 (45.0)
Born in Australia, n (%) 3371 (89.6) 883 (86.5) 687 (90.3) 933 (90.2) 868 (91.6)*
Current smoker, n (%) 608 (16.2) 269 (26.4) 110 (14.5) 124 (12.0) 105 (11.1)**
Illness/injury/disability, n (%) 425 (11.3) 152 (14.9) 91 (12.4) 87 (8.4) 91 (9.7)**
Weight status, n (%)
 Healthy weight 1913 (53.1) 442 (45.8) 401 (54.4) 536 (54.0) 534 (58.8)**
 Overweight 912 (25.3) 238 (24.7) 189 (25.6) 271 (27.3) 214 (23.5)
 Obese 778 (21.6) 285 (29.5) 147 (20.0) 185 (18.7) 161 (17.7)

READI resilience for eating and inactivity despite inequality study; SD standard deviation; BMI body mass index; LTPA leisure time physical activity.

**p < 0.001, *p < 0.01 for differences across categories of LTPA from one-way analysis-of-variance or Kruskal-Wallis equality-of-populations rank test (continuous variables) or Pearson’s chi-square test (categorical variables).

Cleland et al.

Cleland et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:280   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-280

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