Table 2

2a: Physical activity level and socio-demographic factors in ethnic Norwegian and ethnic minority boys.


Boys (1112*)

Physical activity at age 15 years

Physical activity at age 18 years

Ethnic Norwegian (900)

Ethnic minority (211)

Ethnic Norwegian (900)

Ethnic minority (211)


Socio-demographic factors

SD°

p

SD°

p

SD°

p

SD°

p


Income father #

0.12

0.69

0.91

0.17

Low

3.98

3.30

4.80

3.54

4.03

3.34

5.37

3.34

Medium

4.50

3.31

5.14

3.23

4.75

3.57

5.43

3.52

High

6.04

3.88

4.46

3.33

4.65

3.38

5.32

3.36

Education mother #

0.13

0.29

0.31

0.16

Compulsory

4.43

3.64

5.34

3.51

3.92

3.69

4.50

3.31

Intermediate

5.36

3.63

4.43

3.37

4.59

3.62

4.04

3.50

Tertiary

5.44

3.25

5.28

3.21

4.69

3.37

5.47

3.26

Perceived family economy

0.01

0.54

0.22

0.74

Poor

3.56

3.34

6.86

3.34

3.83

3.61

3.71

4.37

Moderate

5.03

3.61

4.91

3.75

4.38

3.50

4.11

3.20

Good

5.41

3.30

4.94

3.18

4.62

3.38

4.62

3.42

Very good

5.96

3.54

5.05

3.42

5.10

3.83

4.21

3.44

Parents marital status

0.08

0.70

0.20

0.29

Married or cohabiting

5.49

3.39

5.06

3.35

4.71

3.52

4.25

3.35

Other §

5.05

3.48

4.80

3.46

4.38

3.42

4.95

3.40

Residence in Oslo

0.15

0.79

0.01

0.93

East

5.54

3.65

4.94

3.43

4.99

3.78

4.27

3.31

West

5.20

3.24

5.13

2.77

4.38

3.24

4.34

3.73


° Values are expressed as Mean (M) and Standard Deviation (SD).

* Some participants have missing information on some of the background characteristics.

# Information collected by Statistics Norway (2002).

§ Parents divorced or separated, or one or both parents dead.

2b: Physical activity level and socio-demographic factors in ethnic Norwegian and ethnic minority girls


Girls (1377*)

Physical activity at age 15 years

Physical activity at age 18 years

Ethnic Norwegian (1081)

Ethnic minority (296)

Ethnic Norwegian (1081)

Ethnic minority (296)


Socio-demographic factors

SD°

p

SD°

p

SD°

p

SD°

p


Income father #

0.02

0.45

0.05

0.05

Low

3.36

2.92

2.25

2.08

3.10

3.09

1.71

2.19

Medium

4.00

3.04

2.40

2.52

3.55

3.02

2.00

2.24

High

4.18

2.90

3.00

2.20

3.83

2.92

3.08

2.11

Education mother #

0.74

0.32

0.04

0.12

Compulsory

3.80

3.04

2.48

2.46

2.74

2.62

1.69

1.86

Intermediate

4.07

2.96

2.29

2.20

3.55

3.05

2.35

2.66

Tertiary

3.97

3.01

2.93

2.48

3.73

2.99

2.16

2.09

Perceived family economy

0.01

0.10

0.001

0.54

Poor

3.30

2.80

2.21

3.25

2.25

2.58

1.07

0.73

Moderate

3.56

2.99

2.07

1.91

3.13

2.90

1.94

2.33

Good

4.11

2.92

2.48

2.34

3.73

2.99

2.17

2.23

Very good

4.53

3.20

3.16

2.70

4.19

3.21

1.82

2.35

Parents marital status

0.11

0.12

0.01**

0.14**

Married/cohabiting

4.10

2.97

2.33

2.24

3.77

3.00

1.88

2.31

Other §

3.79

3.00

2.85

2.51

3.24

2.98

2.36

1.93

Residence in Oslo

0.12

0.87

0.53

0.03

East

4.15

3.09

2.42

2.36

3.65

3.13

1.89

2.17

West

3.86

2.89

2.49

1.92

3.54

2.91

2.76

2.63


° Values are expressed as Mean (M) and Standard Deviation (SD).

* Some participants have missing information on some of the background characteristics.

** Interaction term = 0.02 (marital status, ethnicity, and physical activity).

# Information collected by Statistics Norway (2002).

§ Parents divorced or separated, or one or both parents dead.


Sagatun et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:419   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-419

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