Table 2

Proportion of women experiencing depressive symptoms by sociodemographic characteristics, physical activity dose, domain and social factors

Variable

Category

n

No depressive symptoms (%)

Depressive symptoms (%)

P value


Age group

<30 years

286

59

41

0.000

30–39

342

68

32

40–49

316

70

30

>50 years

415

80

20

Marital status

Married/defacto

872

74

26

0.002

Separated/widowed/divorced

179

65

35

Never married

316

64

36

Physical health

No illness/disability

1168

72

28

0.001

Long-term illness/disability

205

60

40

LTPA

Walking

No walking

470

66

34

0.027

0.1–1.5 hours p/week

396

70

30

More than 1.5 hours p/week

498

74

26

Moderate

No moderate LTPA

985

69

31

0.048

0.1–1.5 hours p/week

194

68

32

More than 1.5 hours p/week

181

78

22

Vigorous

No vigorous LTPA

937

68

32

0.069

0.1–1.75 hours p/week

185

71

29

More than 1.75 hours p/week

239

76

24

Total LTPA

Less than 0.67 hours p/week

430

65

35

0.009

0.67–3.5 hours p/week

461

72

28

More than 3.5 hours p/week

449

75

25

Work PA

Walking

No walking

424

71

29

0.906

0.01–3.5 hours p/week

294

70

30

More than 3.5 hours p/week

288

69

31

Moderate

No moderate work PA

488

71

29

0.955

0.1–2.67 hours p/week

257

70

30

More than 2.67 hours p/week

261

70

30

Vigorous

No vigorous work PA

652

72

28

0.342

0.1–3 hours p/week

198

68

32

More than 3 hours p/week

168

67

33

Total Work PA

less than 0.28 hours p/week

315

73

27

0.538

0.28–7.33 hours p/week

333

70

30

more than 7.33 hours p/week

330

70

31

Transport PA

Less than 0.58 hours p/week

436

69

31

0.698

0.58–2.33 hours p/week

436

72

28

More than 2.33 hours p/week

462

70

30

Domestic PA

Less than 1.93 hours p/week

437

68

32

0.507

1.93–6 hours p/week

480

72

28

More than 6 hours p/week

452

71

29

Total weekly PA

Walking

Less than 3 hours

364

70

30

0.841

3.1–9 hours

313

70

30

More than 9 hours

309

71

29

Moderate

Less than 3 hours

355

68

32

0.301

3.1–10 hours

320

70

30

More than 10 hours

319

73

27

Vigorous

No vigorous PA

424

71

29

0.905

0.1–4 hours

365

70

30

More than 4 hours

215

71

29

Total overall

Less than 8.5 hours

322

68

32

0.391

8.5–23 hours

307

73

27

More than 23 hours

315

70

30

Social Factor

Others discourage me from physical activity

Never/rarely

1138

72

28

0.002

Sometimes

171

61

39

Often

27

52

48

Have no one to exercise with

Never/rarely

625

75

25

0.037

Sometimes

372

71

29

Often

175

66

34

Member of sporting club

No

980

69

31

0.044

Yes

378

74

26

How often a family member is active with you

Never/rarely

519

65

35

0.011

A few times

444

72

28

Often

253

74

26

How often a friend is active with you

Never/rarely

755

69

31

0.285

A few times

294

67

33

Often

206

73

27

Have a dog you walk regularly

No

989

70

30

0.578

Yes

373

71

29

Have someone to walk with in the neighbourhood

Agree

555

74

26

0.037

Other (than agree)

803

68

32


PA, physical activity; LTPA, leisure-time physical activity

Teychenne et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:27   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-27

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