Table 4

Physical activities/sports reported by successful losers and unsuccessful weight losers – Styles Survey, 2004

Successful

Unsuccessful

(n = 543)

(n = 1,415)

χ2

Activity:

n

%

(se)a

%

(se)a

p-value


Walking

1,152

61.51

(2.65)

56.41

(1.57)

0.100

Lifting weights

229

19.01

(2.31)

10.86

(1.11)

0.002*

Biking

219

15.95

(2.35)

10.51

(0.95)

0.035

Hunting/fishing

231

15.05

(2.17)

11.54

(1.10)

0.152

Exercise class

209

13.77

(2.07)

9.35

(0.82)

0.049

Camping (overnight)

262

13.17

(1.71)

14.09

(1.26)

0.665

Swimming

240

11.93

(1.77)

12.83

(1.07)

0.664

Jogging/running

136

9.86

(1.57)

6.71

(0.79)

0.073

Hiking

143

8.07

(1.45)

8.00

(0.99)

0.968

Basketball

81

7.68

(1.91)

3.81

(0.62)

0.057

Golf

122

7.52

(1.24)

6.83

(0.83)

0.647

Bowling

126

7.34

(1.73)

7.09

(0.81)

0.895

Not specified

95

15.0

(1.79)

22.7

(1.31)

0.001

Yoga/meditation

83

5.52

(1.13)

4.07

(0.66)

0.268

Baseball/softball

79

5.43

(1.20)

3.97

(0.62)

0.278

Tennis

42

3.61

(1.04)

2.17

(0.51)

0.214

Volleyball

51

2.83

(1.01)

3.23

(0.65)

0.742

Skiing/snowboarding

38

2.21

(0.61)

2.16

(0.52)

0.951

Karate/martial artsb

18

1.65

(0.59)

0.42

(0.15)

0.045


*Significant difference between successful and unsuccessful significant (p < 0.01).

a Standard error.

b Estimates are unstable by National Center for Health Statistics standards (se [standard error]/estimate>0.3).

Kruger et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:17   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-17

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