Table 5

Leisure-time activities 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


Listening to music

1,609

85.43

(1.60)

82.79

(1.09)

0.178

Reading

1,162

60.67

(2.72)

57.17

(1.57)

0.264

Arts/crafts/collecting

1,041

50.67

(2.74)

53.08

(1.56)

0.446

Going out to or renting movies

946

46.66

(2.79)

51.05

(1.57)

0.165

Playing cards/board games

926

45.70

(2.74)

47.09

(1.57)

0.659

Cooking/baking for fun

772

45.59

(2.74)

36.48

(1.49)

0.004*

Playing computer/video games

851

45.56

(2.81)

45.19

(1.58)

0.907

Shopping for fun

829

44.04

(2.72)

40.55

(1.51)

0.264

DIY home projects/parties

815

43.39

(2.72)

41.10

(1.56)

0.466

Gardening

840

42.78

(2.61)

38.65

(1.50)

0.167

Picnics/parks

615

32.75

(2.53)

30.66

(1.52)

0.478

Going to beach/lake

604

32.29

(2.61)

32.05

(1.51)

0.937

Gambling/casino/lottery tickets

663

31.67

(2.48)

37.67

(1.58)

0.043

Zoo/theme/water parks

584

30.35

(2.60)

31.02

(1.52)

0.826

Religious activities

585

28.92

(2.47)

28.12

(1.36)

0.777

Going to theater/symphony

380

22.56

(2.31)

19.22

(1.18)

0.199

Attending sports events

437

22.38

(2.28)

23.55

(1.37)

0.659

Going to nightclubs/bars

201

15.42

(2.53)

11.70

(1.16)

0.188

Book club

216

10.92

(1.55)

11.12

(1.04)

0.915

Adult education classes

148

8.28

(1.30)

6.49

(0.68)

0.222

Not specified

4

0.7

(0.36)

0.8

(0.29)

0.822


a Standard error.

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

The following groups on the questionnaire were collapsed: playing cards and playing board games; playing computer games and playing video games; arts & crafts, collecting (dolls, cards), sewing/needlework, photography, and woodworking; gambling/casino and lottery tickets/scratch off; zoo and theme parks.

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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